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9th July 2007 14:08

Evening Post, 09 July 2007

John McAliskey has the credentials to be a big hit at Mansfield, according to former Eire under-21 team-mate Stephen Dawson.

The two have trained together at Lilleshall in preparation for an international match in the past.

That gave Dawson the chance to assess the Stags' new striker at close hand and the midfielder liked what he saw.

"He's big, strong and has quick feet and although I haven't seen him play a game, I saw over the course of a week's training he is a good player," he said.

"I know he was at the back of a very good queue at Huddersfield and what he needs more than anything is games.

"He's not played a lot in the last couple of years and hopefully he can score the goals to give us that cutting edge."

Like another free transfer signing by boss Billy Dearden in years gone by, Chris Greenacre, McAliskey comes to Field Mill relatively unproven.

But if the Huddersfield-born player can score as many goals as the man from just up the road in Halifax, he will be a crowd favourite.

Dawson, who has returned to Field Mill for pre-season training but has yet to agree a new contract, added: "Billy has been around an awful lot longer than any of the players have and I'm sure all the players he brings in this summer will do a good job.''


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