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Mass exodus begins
05 May 2009


Mansfield release eight players
BBC.co.uk, 05 May 2009
Holdsworth took over as boss at Field Mill in December

Mansfield Town manager David Holdsworth has released eight players.

Experienced pair Paul Mayo and Michael Blackwood have been told they will not be offered new contracts at Field Mill.

Meanwhile youngsters Gianluca Havern, Lewis Trimmer, Jamie McGhee, Ryan Goward, Chris Wood and Warren Burrell have also been released.

Midfielder Neil MacKenzie was let go before the end of the season while other players are still in discussions over their futures.


Mayo heads exodus as Stags axe eight players
Evening Post, May 05, 2009

MANSFIELD Town have announced they are releasing eight players from the club.


Full back Paul Mayo, Michael Blackwood and Gianluca Havern will not have their deals renewed.
Jamie McGhee, Chris Wood, Warren Burrell, Ryan Goward and Lewis Trimmer have also been released by manager David Holdsworth.


Stags boss Holdsworth: I won't tap up players
Evening Post, May 06, 2009

MANSFIELD Town boss David Holdsworth insists he is not in the business of tapping up players while they are still unavailable.


The Stags have already been linked with Forest Green hotshot Andy Mangan who netted 26 goals in the season just finished. The 22-year-old former Bury and Accrington striker is sure to have several potential suitors this summer once his current deal expires.
Holdsworth (pictured) realises rumours will fly around, but is not about to reveal his targets. And he is adamant that when he does go in for players, he will do things by the book.
"There are certainly players at other clubs who I'm interested in talking to but not in a position to because they are still under contract," said Holdsworth.
"Where players are under contract it would be wrong to approach them and I would expect the same from other managers.
"I have got 75 to 85 CVs and I have had a number of meetings with players who are out of contract."
Holdsworth has also confirmed the club will not be entering a reserve league next season.
He said: "It is finance in some respects. Do we need to go on those long journeys and pay the extra money?
"With reserve games you can pick up injuries and suspensions and we don't really want that. We will certainly have match days when we need them."
Mansfield are to add former Ilkeston player Gareth Holmes to their backroom staff as first-team coach.
David Jervis has been suspended from his duties as youth team manager for seven days pending a possible disciplinary hearing.


Stags retained player list set to be revealed
CHAD.co.uk, 05 May 2009, By John Lomas
FIRST news of retained players at Field Mill should be made public on Monday.


Neil MacKenzie, Michael Blackwood, Gianluca Havern and Paul Mayo have already been released and youngsters Lewis Trimmer, Ryan Goward, Chris Wood, Warren Burrell and Jamie McGhee have been told there will be no new deals for them.

However, with some players contracted until June and some to May, it will not be a full and final list.

The rumour mill has naturally started over players Holdsworth may bring in and two names mentioned are Forest Green Rovers striker Andy Mangan and Droylesden's Jake Speight.

But all Holdworth would say was: "There are certain players at other clubs that we would be interested in talking to.

"However, we are not in a position to discuss those names as they are under contract and I wouldn't like anyone doing that to me.

"I do have 75-80 CVs on my desk right now and I have had a number of meetings with certain players who are out of contract now. We will have to see how it all unfolds. It is exciting, frustrating and worrying but also enjoyable."


Stags release players as exodus begins
CHAD.co.uk, 05 May 2009
MANSFIELD Town on Tuesday confirmed details of nine players who will be leaving the club this summer.


The Stags have released first team players Paul Mayo and Michael Blackwood, together with Neil MacKenzie, Chris Wood and Gianluca Havern.

Youngsters Jamie McGhee, Warren Burrell, Ryan Goward and Lewis Trimmer will also be leaving Field Mill.



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