BROWN AND MICKY AND RORY BOULDING AGREE NEW DEALS
STAGS STRIKERS PEN NEW DEALS
Evening Post, 27 June 2007
Paul Holland has told strike duo Simon Brown and Michael Boulding to prove their worth for Mansfield after both agreed new one-year deals.
The pair endured difficult seasons in 2006-2007 as Mansfield struggled to a 17th place finish in League Two.
But after being given another chance by the Stags, assistant boss Holland wants to see them repay the faith the club has shown in them.
"Browny knows this is a big year for him, as it is for a lot of the players," he said.
"Micky has accepted reduced terms and he has something to prove because he was disappointed last season.
"He knows he needs to turn things around.
"All the strikers are on an even keel now and it is up to them to show they are worth a place in the side."
Teenage striker Rory Boulding has also agreed to sign a new 12-month deal, but Giles Coke rejected his offer.
The club are still waiting for replies from defender Alex John-Baptiste and Stephen Dawson.
Holland said: "We will look to loan Rory out to get some more games under his belt. When he played for Ilkeston last season he came back a different player.
"Giles Coke has told us he wants to stay... it is a case of negotiating. But no one has come in with a concrete offer for him, so he might have to accept the terms we have offered".
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