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11th July 2008 17:31

Skysports.com, 11 July 2008

Keith Briggs has been left in limbo after Mansfield changed their offer of a new contract for the defender.

The 26-year-old had all-but agreed fresh terms under former Stags boss Paul Holland, but his departure has thrown Briggs' future up into the air.

New Mansfield boss Billy McEwan has informed Briggs that the club cannot afford to offer the defender the contract that was initially on the table and that he would have to try and win a new deal at Field Mill.

Briggs has been forced to reject the new offer on substantially reduced terms and is now on the lookout for a new club.

The player's agent,Jesse Learoyd-Hill, admitted Briggs was unhappy at the U-turn over the contract offer by Mansfield.

"We are naturally disappointed that the situation has changed so drastically," Learoyd-Hill told skysports.com.

"We had commited with the previous manager, Paul Holland, to help the club get straight back in the League and the terms had been agreed.

"However, the circumstances have altered dramatically. At 26, a former Norwich player and Stockport captain, Keith is not a young apprentice.

"We will now be speaking with other league clubs who recognise Keith's undoubted quality and experience."


Former Stag Muggleton moves to rivals
ThisisMansfieldTown.co.uk, 11 July 2008

Former Mansfield keeper Carl Muggleton has today been unveiled as the new goalkeeping coach at Notts County.

Released by the Stags at the end of last season, the 39-year-old former Leicester, Stoke, Chesterfield and Celtic goalkeeper will work with the Magpies' goalkeepers on a part-time basis after agreeing to join Ian McParland's backroom team.

With over 600 career appearances to his name Muggleton has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in professional football.

Manager McParland is delighted to have been able to secure the experienced keeper, who he believes is a vital acquisition to his football staff.
“We're delighted to welcome Carl on board,” he said.“He has bags of experience and is an honest professional who has been looking to get into coaching goalkeepers.
“With the position vacant since Steve Cherry left us we spoke to Carl and length, and he was only too happy to join us.
“I'm sure all three of our goalkeepers, Russell Hoult, Kevin Pilkington and Tim Sandercombe, will enjoy working with him.”

Muggleton made his final appearance for Mansfield in April this year.
His last clean sheet, ironically, was recorded in the Stags'goalless draw at Meadow Lane in March.



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