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WEIGHT AND SEE REET IS WARNED
Evening Post, 02 August 2007
Danny Reet has been warned he will need more than just goals if he is to play a leading role for Mansfield Town.
Stags manager Billy Dearden told the striker he had to lose weight last season and insists that is still the case.
His frustration is born out of the 20-year-old's natural ability after he bagged himself a hat-trick against Alfreton on Monday night in a 5-0 win.
Dearden now hopes Reet continues his form while battling for full fitness in order to be a hit this season.
The Stags boss said: "He has got to get fitter. There are no two ways about that and he knows it.
"I have told him that and if he responds by scoring goals and getting fitter, then it will be beneficial all round.
"If he does not get himself fit he is going to struggle to get any football. He did okay the other night and took his goals well but there is still a lot more to do. He needs to get fitter."
Meanwhile Dearden revealed midfielder Stephen Dawson should be fit for this weekend despite limping out of the warm-up on Monday night.
He said: "Daws felt a bit of a strain in his hamstring. It felt tight during the warm up. I pulled him out straight away.
"I was not prepared to risk him but he should be okay for the weekend.
"He put himself about well in the friendly against Derby, as they all did.
"We have not had too many games with the Leicester one being called off but that is not always a bad thing.
"We have looked good in the games and sometimes you do not need a lot of match action as you go into the season that little bit fresher."
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