DANNY REET TO SIGN FOR £25,000 PLUS SELL-ON CLAUSE
Reet Poised For Stags Move
Sheffield Wednesday can confirm that they have agreed a deal to sell striker Danny Reet to Mansfield Town for £25,000, plus a sell-on clause.
The Nottinghamshire club is reporting that they have agreed terms with the 18-year-old and expect him to be in their squad to face Grimsby Town this Saturday.
Stags boss and former Owls defender Peter Shirtliff told http://www.mansfieldtown.co.uk: "He is a strong centre-forward, got good mobility and is a proven goalscorer."
Reet has not made an appearance for the Owls but scored four goals in six games on loan to Bury at the end of 2005.
Stags sign Reet
CHAD website, 12 January 2006
STAGS will today sign promising Sheffield Wednesday striker Danny Reet for £25,000 and he will go straight into the squad for Saturday's tough trip to promotion-chasing Grimsby Town (3pm).
Reet (18) scored four times in six starts while out on loan at Bury before Christmas - netting twice at Field Mill - but was recalled by Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock over Christmas.
However, Sturrock has subsequently signed two more strikers and Stags stepped in smartly to fend off the inevitable competition from Bury and persuade the youngster to join Mansfield.
He will have a medical this afternoon before signing a two and a half year contract.
"Danny is a promising young player," said delighted Mansfield manager Peter Shirtliff.
"He is a strong lad with good physique and he has an eye for goal with a good scoring record.
"I thought he played very well against us and I have monitored his progress since he was at Bury.
"I went in for him as soon as I knew Wednesday were recalling him and made a bid for him.
"Obviously Bury wanted him as well so we are delighted he is coming here.
"I thought we were light in the striker department. When Matthew Tipton left us it left a void and that was made even worse by Chris Beardsley's injury.
"We do have Richie Barker and Simon Brown and I have manged to get Allan Russell in on loan for the rest of the season.
"But Allan can also play wide right of midfield and we may do some work on that in training.
"We do have Adam Birchall as well but I am not too sure what his best position is. I think it may be wide on the right too.
"So signing Danny gives us some real competition for places.
"It is good to sign him on a long term deal too as I am looking to build a squad I can work with over a period of time rather than just short term."
Shirtliff has two other players he has earmarked to chase during the January transfer window but one of those targets is only if he cannot persuade Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce to let him keep Jonathan D'Laryea on loan until the end of the season.
Midfielder D'Laryea's current loan expires after Tuesday night's trip to Shrewsbury Town and Shirtliff is hoping he can tie him up for longer before the weekend.
With Brown, Beardsley and Callum Lloyd already sidelined, Shirtliff has new injury worries over Kevin Pressman (ankle), Rhys Day (stomach strain) and Alex John-Baptiste (ankle) ahead of the Grimsby trip.
Shirtliff is hopeful John-Baptiste and Pressman will return to training today (Thursday) but Jon Olav Hjelde is on standby to fill in for Day if he fails to recover in time.
Mansfield know it will be a difficult game at Grimsby on Saturday with the Mariners third in League Two and only a point off the top two.
However, they will also be aware that their home form has not been the best.
Grimsby have won six and lost six of their 13 home games, a recent 2-1 home defeat by Carlisle ending a run of three straight wins for them.
Justin Whittle (knee) and Simon Ramsden (ankle) look set to miss out though Grimsby should welcome veteran defender John McDermott back from injury.
And they will be announcing a new signing at noon today.
mansfieldtown.net reports that Stags Boss Peter Shirtliff has agreed terms with 19 year old centre forward Danny Reet.
Reet who scored two goals against Stags in the November Field Mill clash versus Bury whilst on loan from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday has agreed a two and half year deal and is expected to put pen to paper this afternoon after undergoing the obligatory medical.
Shirtliff is pleased to have landed his target in the £25,000 move saying:
"I am delighted to have agreed terms with Danny he is a strong centre forward, got good mobility and is a proven goal scorer and I believe that he will be an asset to this club. In the forthcoming seasons.
"When Tipton left the club it left a void which was worsened when Chris Beardsley broke his leg so I signed Allan Russell on loan because he can play up front but he can also play wide right which gives me some options. Now that Danny has joined the club I will be doing some work with Allan in the wide right role in training. Also having Danny in the squad offers up more competition for places."
Meanwhile Simon Brown is making good progress and the Stags' boss feels that it should not be too long before Brown is back in action but does admit it is frustrating having players out
"I don't think it will be too long term before we see Browny back but it is a little frustrating having him out but at the end of the day we have to have competition for places so Simon will have to work hard for his place in the side when he is fit.
"I believe that now we have strikers who can score goals we have options in the event of injury. I will be looking at a couple of other players for other areas but we will just have to wait and see whether they will be permanent or loan deals."
Reet will be going straight into the squad for Saturday's game away at Grimsby and will be wearing the number 31 shirt
Height 6.00 , Weight 13.08
Date of birth 31-01-1987
Currently playing for Sheff Wed
Signed on 01-07-2005
Bury 04-11-2005 to 27-12-2005 on Loan
6 league games, 4 goals.
1 FAC game (+1sub) 0 goals.
Sheff Wed - no appearances.
Earlier story from y3kshakers.co.uk,8/1/2006
Casper will have to move quickly for Reet
Rumours circulating about Danny Reet tend to point in the direction away from Bury at the moment. The top young striker is rumoured to be in transfer talks this week, with Mansfield being named as the main club in question.
Reet was well liked at Gigg Lane during his loan spell, in which he scored 4 goals for the Shakers, before being recalled and unplayed by Owls boss Paul Sturrock. As things stand, he may just be the perfect addition to the squad who couldn't have scored had they played all day on Saturday at Carlisle.
The Stags might remember Danny as the lad who scored two goals against them on their own turf some 2 months ago, ended in a 3-0 Bury win...this could be an interesting week!
Chester City have signed Derek Asamoah and Wayne Corden on loan.
Asamoah, 24, has had a lean time of it with Lincoln City in recent months and will be looking to earn a permanent move to The Saunders Honda Stadium, while Corden is also hoping to resurrect his career.
The 30-year-old midfielder has failed to establish himself in the Scunthorpe first team after moving to Glanford Park from Mansfield in February 2005.
Corden made over 200 appearances for The Stags, scoring 38 goals in the process, and he will be hoping to replicate that form with his new club.
Evening Post, 11 Jan 06
Peter Shirtliff has tabled a bid for a Championship striker.
The Stags held talks yesterday with the unnamed player, who has already scored goals at league level.
A transfer fee has been agreed with his club - and Mansfield are now waiting for the player to come back to them after offering him terms.
"I'm hoping to get a decision one way or the other in the next couple of days," said Stags boss Shirtliff.
"There are a couple of other players that I'm looking at and I've spoken to the chairman about signing them.
"But it all depends what happens in this case.
"We can't go any further until we know if the lad wants to sign for us."
Shirtliff revealed his desire for a new striker last week after encountering problems up front over the Christmas period.
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