TIPTON JOINS BURY, PLUS PREVIEWS
Striker Matthew Tipton has been released by Mansfield Town and has
signed a 12 month contract for the Shakers.
Tipton, 26, nearly joined the club in pre-season, he had actually
agreed terms with Bury but a phone call from Stags gaffer Carlton
Palmer saw a dramatic u-turn and Tipton signed for Mansfield the next day.
However, the former Macclesfield player was commuting from the Oldham
area to Mansfield on a daily basis and never really settled with the
Stags, this morning it has been mutually agreed that the player leaves
Matthew has signed a 12 month deal, and goes straight into the squad
for Saturdays game with Wrexham
Matthew will take shirt 22
Tipton leaves Field Mill
Matthew Tipton was today released from his contract at Field Mill by
mutual consent. The 25 year old striker signed a two year deal with
the stags who had beaten rival league 2 side Bury to the players
signature in the Summer. But, the player who still lives in Manchester
never settled since joining the Stags from Macclesfield Town and in
depth talks between the player and Stags Boss Carlton Palmer revealed
it was largely down to the travelling time from home to the club that
was a prohibitive factor.
"Matthew Tipton has not settled at the Stags since joining form
Macclesfield Town. The travelling has got him down and so has being
able to give us his best. I have been in constant contact with Graham
Barrow the Manager of Bury about the situation and we both feel it is
in all the parties interests for Matthew to move closer to home to
enable him to enjoy his life and his football. I believe that he is a
very good footballer but he wasn't go going to realise his true
potential whilst he was unhappy. We wish him all the very best for the
future." Palmer told the official website today.
Matthew this afternoon went back to resume talks with Bury and is
expected to sign a deal similar to the one he originally agreed to
with the Shakers.
Meanwhile the Stags boss is hot on the heels of a replacement for Tipton.
Tipton leaves Mansfield for Bury
Tipton has ended his short stay at Mansfield
Bury boss Graham Barrow has landed long-term striking target Matthew Tipton following his departure from League Two rivals Mansfield Town.
He opted to join Mansfield rather than Bury after being released by Macclesfield at the end of last season.
The former Oldham forward, 25, failed to settle and Field Mill and despite starting the Stags' first four league games was released from his contract.
The ex-Wales under-21 international has agreed a 12-month deal.
Mansfield boss Carlton Palmer explained: "The travelling has got Matt down, and so he hasn't been able to give us his best."
PENALTY ACE WHITE SPOTS HIS CHANCE
Evening Post, 26 August 2005
Mansfield penalty hero Jason White is fired up after his shoot-out success against Stoke City.
He enjoyed his role in Tuesday's victory and hopes it could cement a longer run in the side.
White, 21, is in his fourth year as a professional at Stags yet has made fewer than a handful of appearances at Field Mill.
His path has been blocked by former skipper Kevin Pilkington and Kevin Pressman.
But he is anxious to take his chance after Pressman's back injury handed him his chance to impress.
He saved Belgian Carl Hoefkens' spot kick, the second of Stoke's misses in the shootout that booked the Stags place in the second round of the Carling Cup.
They will find out who they play tomorrow.
White said: "It has been difficult because I haven't played that many games and I'm looking to take my opportunity now.
"It was a great feeling to play on Tuesday and I have always enjoyed penalty shootouts, ever since I was a kid.
"But I was pleased with the way the game went and I'm looking to get a run in the team.
"It is a big week with us playing Boston and Notts County and I want to be involved."
White brought down striker Mamady Sidibe after ten minutes and it could have been so much different had he been sent off.
He said: "I went for the ball and when he went down and I heard the whistle go I did fear the worst and we didn't have a keeper on the bench.
"Fortunately, the decision went my way and I am looking to take advantage of that.
"I have been fortunate to work with some good keepers here and Kevin Pressman obviously has loads of experience.
"He is a great person to learn from. I'm just hoping I can carry on now and make my mark."
PALMER: I WILL KEEP THEM GUESSING
Evening Post, 26 August 2005
Carlton Palmer will not reveal his side until they get in the changing room at Boston United.
He said: "I will definitely be making changes and I will keep them guessing until the day of the game.
"I want to have a good look at them and see who has been affected by the Stoke extra-time.
"With three games in a week, our fitness will really come into play this week. Boston are a big, physical side who will not allow us to play our football like Stoke did.
"It is a completely different kind of game. The most important thing is for us to compete. If we do that, we can the play our football and have a chance of beating them."
Two players definitely out on Saturday are Adam Rundle and Matthew Tipton, both with groin strains. Rundle has half a chance of returning for the visit of Notts County on Monday but Tipton is also off until Tuesday for personal reasons.
ELLENDER HOPES TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME
Evening Post, 26 August 2005
Pilgrims defender Paul Ellender wants the chance to put his early-season frustrations behind him.
The 30-year-old failed to make the Boston United squad for the first four League Two games of the campaign after manager Steve Evans deemed him to be unfit for action.
However, with Mark Greaves injured and Ben Futcher suspended, Ellender was restored to the side for the Carling Cup tie at Championship Sheffield United. His side narrowly lost 1-0 and Ellender was outstanding in the centre of United's defence.
"It was great to be back because no-one likes missing games," said Ellender. "To return at a place like Bramall Lane was unbelievable.
"I haven't played any games. The gaffer asked me about my fitness beforehand and I knew I was OK to play."
BOSTON ARE RARING TO GO
26 August 2005
Boston United boss Steve Evans has a fully-fit squad to pick from for tomorrow's League Two game at home to Mansfield Town (3pm).
Still looking for their first win of the season, the Pilgrims welcome back defenders Ben Futcher and Mark Greaves, from suspension and injury respectively, while club captain Paul Ellender was handed his first start of the season in the 1-0 Carling Cup defeat by Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Evans now has the unenviable task of deciding on his best side.
"It's a nice dilemma to have," said Evans. "It will be a case of sitting down, having a look at the Mansfield video and deciding on my best team."
Boston's only absentee tomorrow is midfielder Steve Melton (back).
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