PLAYER NEWS: WOOD,CORDEN,DAWSON,HAMSHAW,DAN MARTIN
Bap joins Blackpool.
official Bury fc website:
Stephen Dawson has agreed to join Bury and will sign a two year deal on 1st July.
Boulding and Buxton back at Mill . . . for now
STAR Stags striker Micky Boulding and captain Jake Buxton will report back for pre-season training at Field Mill on Wednesday.
But the two first team stars have yet to decide their futures at Mansfield Town.
The club's official website mansfieldtown.net says that 10 players will be reporting for training - Rory Boulding, Ashley Kitchen, Jason White, Nathan Arnold, Chris Wood (who signed a new one-year contract on Tuesday), Ryan Goward, Warren Burrell, Lewis Trimmer and Jamie McGhee.
The website reports that Boulding has yet to decide whether to accept a new contract offer from the Stags or take up one of many offers from elsewhere.
Manager Paul Holland says that he is waiting to bring in as many as 10 new players for pre-season training on Wednesday should the long awaited takeover finally happen - and Holland be given the manager's job.
The club also confirmed Chad's report on Sunday that Alex John-Baptiste is set to join Blackpool in the Championship
full story: http://www.chad.co.uk/stags/Boulding-and-Buxton-back-at.4240122.jp
Wood signs to make it nine players for Holland!
CHAD.co.uk, 1 July 2008
Paul Holland's Stags squad was up to nine players today when young defender Chris Wood accepted a new one-year deal with the club.
Wood (21) has made 10 starts and nine substitute appearances for the Stags since making his debut against Boston Utd in November 2004.
Manager Paul Holland told mansfieldtown.net: "I am pleased that we have Woody with us again for another year. He can play in a couple of defensive positions."
He added: "He has a fantastic attitude and is a fine example to the youth players. His conduct and professionalism are admirable, especially for such a young lad."
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Corden to wing back in to Stags?
FORMER Stags wing ace Wayne Corden could be on his way back to Field Mill.
Stags are confirming nothing but Chad understands the club have approached Corden, who ha since had spells at Leyton Orient and Notts County, about a return for the new season and have had a positive response from the player.
Other new names said to be on Paul Holland's lengthy shopping list include former Notts County striker Mark Stallard, former Middlesbrough striker Andy Campbell and ex-Chesterfield defender Alan O'Hare.
But recently released Stags winger Matty Hamshaw has signed a two-year deal at Notts County.
There are stong rumours of an announcement at Field Mill on Monday over the long-awaited takeover, but the club has pledged to say nothing untl it is signed and sealed.
TAMWORTH SWOOP FOR DANNY MARTIN
27 June 2008
Tamworth boss gary Mills has swooped to sign Mansfield Town midfielder Danny Martin.
And in a further boost Gareth Sheldon has agreed to stay on for another season at the Lamb following protracted negotiations.
22-year-old Martin can play in midfield or defence and has made 31 appearances for Mansfield as well as playing for Notts County.
Magpies snap up another signing
Evening Post, 28Jun2008
Matt Hamshaw chose to join Notts County because he believes Ian McParland is building an exciting squad, capable of achieving something special next season.
The former Mansfield Town midfielder turned down offers from two other League Two teams, before agreeing a two-year deal at Meadow Lane yesterday.
McParland has been chasing 26-year-old Hamshaw since he was released by the relegated Stags at the end of last season, with Lincoln City and Rotherham United also heavily linked with the former Sheffield Wednesday trainee.
"I am delighted it's all sorted and I can't wait to get going now," said Hamshaw.
"There were quite a lot of interest, but Notts were the first club I wanted to speak to.
"To me, it is a massive club. The gaffer, Dave (Kevan) and Tommy (Johnson) were massive reasons in me coming here.
"I spoke to them a couple of weeks ago and they told me what they wanted to achieve and I bought right into it straightaway.
"They told me their plans for next season and some of the players they were bringing in.
"It looks a really strong squad for this division, and like a club that is going places.
"I am excited about a fresh challenge and working with good players.
"I explained to the gaffer that I wanted to take my time making the decision.
"I had to think about what was right for my family and me as a player, and Notts County ticked all those boxes.
"It is the right move for me, the best move for my career."
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