STAGS SIGN KEEPER TIM SANDERCOMBE
27 May 2009
Stags sign keeper Tim Sandercombe from Stafford Rangers, on one year deal --->
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Sandercombe in action for Notts County at Tamworth in a friendly a couple of years ago (also pictured Matt Somner). Photos by Dan Westwell.
CHAD.co.uk, 27 May 2009
Former Plymouth and Notts County goalkeeper Tim Sandercombe has today signed a one year contract with Mansfield Town which will begin on 1st June.
The 19-year-old giant began his career at Queens Park Rangers, where he spent one season and had subsequent one year stays at Plymouth Argyle, Notts County and more recently, Stafford Rangers, in Conference North.
Sandercombe, who stands at 6 ft 5 told http://www.mansfieldtown.net that he isn't here to simply warm the bench: "I know of Alan Marriott's reputation - he is an excellent professional," said Sandercombe.
"I know I have to impress and I will try and impress each day I am here," he added.
Stags sign former Magpies keeper
EVENING POST, May 27, 2009
MANSFIELD Town have today swooped to sign ex-Notts County goalkeeper Tim Sandercombe.
The 19-year-old Enfield-born keeper has been playing for Stafford Rangers in the Blue Square North.
Sandercombe came through the academy at QPR and later joined Plymouth Argyle.
He joined Notts in July 2007 but was released by mutual consent just over a year later.
Sandercombe will offer competition for Alan Marriott, who finished the 2008-2009 season as the Stags' first choice keeper.
"He's a giant at 6ft 5ins who wants to continue to progress his career," said boss David Holdsworth.
"He will push Alan Marriott and it's great to have him on board.
"I couldn't be more happy with how the preparations for next season are going in terms of the way the squad is shaping up."
Sandercombe is aware he will have his work cut out getting into the Mansfield side.
He said: "I know of Alan Marriott's reputation – he is an excellent professional.
"I know I have to impress and I will try and impress each day I am here."
Sandercombe is Mansfield's fifth new signing of the close season following Luke Jones, Jake Speight, Luke Graham and Gary Mills into Field Mill.
Daryl Clare has also agreed a permanent deal after joining on loan from Rushden at the tail end of last season.
Stags boss: I'll wait for ideal left-back
Evening Post, May 28, 2009
MANSFIELD Town boss David Holdsworth today admitted he may have to be patient to land the left-back he wants.
The signing of goalkeeper Tim Sandercombe has taken his tally of close-season captures to six, counting the permanent deal for Daryl Clare following his loan spell from Rushden.
It means his squad is well on its way to being finalised ahead of the start of pre-season training on June 29.
But Holdsworth is biding his time on finding a suitable candidate to play behind Ryan Williams.
"I'm still in talks with three left-backs, one has played in the league and another in the Conference," he said. "I have to sit down and consider what is the best option for us.
"We have got Willo (Williams) down the left flank and I had a meeting with the lad (Marcus) Kelly, who has now signed for Chris Wilder at Oxford.
"Left-back is a specialist position and you always want some experience in that department.
"I'm a big believer in being patient and sometimes it pays to be rather than rushing in. But I do have options."
He added: "I need another flexible midfielder, who can play on the wing, and also another centre forward.
"I couldn't be more happy with how the preparations are going in terms of the way the squad is shaping up."
The 19-year-old Sandercombe, 6ft 5ins, has joined the Stags on a one-year deal having previously played for Stafford Rangers and Notts County.
Holdsworth has warned the teenager he faces a significant challenge if he is to claim a first-team place.
"Alan Marriott was my number one last season and Tim has to understand that he will have to work very hard because I have faith in people who have done well for me.
"But he is a lad who wants to progress and he will offer good competition for Alan."
Hunt, Moses and Parker are revealed for Blues.
By Standard Sport, 29 May 2009
GAINSBOROUGH Trinity have revealed their trio of new signings, as James Hunt, Adi Moses and Wes Parker.
Hunt was recently released by Grimsby Town, while Moses left Mansfield Town.
Parker returns to Trinity following a season with rivals Boston United.
Thirty-three-year-old Hunt made more than 400 league appearances for clubs like Notts County and Bristol Rovers, and Moses, 34, played in the Premiership with Barnsley.
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