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7th February 2007 20:56

Stags chairman meets fans' groups
CHAD website, 03Feb2007

The new Mansfield Town FC chairman today met fans group Team Mansfield in his ongoing initiative to 'build bridges' with the supporters.

James Derry, who has already attended one meeting with the Stags Supporters Association, told Chad tonight: "I want to build bridges with the supporters.

"It was a very useful meeting. They raised some points and I will get back to them.

"I will also meet with the SSA again later this month. I am a very open guy and am quite happy to meet people . . . All I ask is that people give me a chance."

Mr Derry was brought in by under-fire chief executive Keith Haslam, who has been the subject of a year-long campaign from supporters over his running of the Stags, last month.

The previous chairman, Peter Lee, quit the club after a short tenure at Field Mill, where he was hardly ever seen.

A spokesman for Team Mansfield said tonight: "We had a very good meeting, a frank and honest discussion.

"We talked about the ongoing legal situation between Team Mansfield, individuals within the group and Keith Haslam.

"We felt that Mr Derry took on board what we had to say and he agreed to meet with us again in a couple of weeks to see how this, and other matters at the football club, have been moved forward."

14.00pm, 03Feb2007
Interview with James Derry, Chairman of Mansfield Town, from BBC Radio Nottingham (recorded before the Shrewsbury game, and before Dan Westwell was reinstated).

James Derry talks about his meeting TEAM Mansfield, building a relationship with supporters, looking for a new training ground and the possibility of moving out of Field Mill. Listen to the interview with James Derry here

If anyone can provide audio from the James Derry interview from Mansfield 103.2, please send it to the address on the main Latest News page. Thanks


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