KAY HANDED 18 MONTH CONTRACT
interesting interview with James Kay.
This is worth watching, especially comments on McEwan --->
Kay handed Stags contract
Evening Post, January 02, 2009
MANSFIELD defender James Kay has been rewarded for his breakthrough to the first team with an 18-month contract.
From thisismansfieldtown.co.uk here
The left-back came to Field Mill from Sheffield Wednesday during Billy McEwan's tenure as boss.
But he failed to make a single first-team appearance under the Scot, being restricted solely to reserve matches.
However, when Mark Stallard and Adie Moses were appointed as joint caretaker managers, Kay was handed his senior debut in the 2-1 FA Trophy defeat at Wrexham.
Since then he has seized his opportunity, showing himself to be a tenacious competitor and excellent crosser of the ball.
Chairman Andy Perry said he is hoping that he can also tie up the futures of other promising young players.
"James has been playing on non-contract forms, but now he has signed an 18-month contract," he said.
"He deserves that because he has played very well in the reserves and been knocking on the first team door for a while.
"We didn't want someone putting in seven days on him when he has impressed, and this stops that.
"We are also looking at signing up other young players on longer-term deals. We want to ensure the only way someone who does well is allowed to leave is by generating us decent funds through a transfer fee.
"If a good young player leaves for next to nothing and we haven't tried to get them on a decent contract then we haven't been doing our job properly."
The club have also confirmed Jason Truscott has joined as physio and Gavin Jones as sports scientist and nutritionist.
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