PETERS NOT JOINING, GARDNER/ISTEAD NOT TO CHESTER
Gardner and Istead not joining Chester on loan:
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Stags' plans to send out Stevie Istead and Scott Gardner on loan to Chester City have been scuppered by the Seals' ongoing tranfer embargo problems. Chester, who were almost kicked out of the league before Christmas over outstanding debts, were hoping to take the duo on a month's loan with Stags having a 24-hour call-back clause on them after the first month. However, City have not bee able to get the embrago lifted with players'wages still outstanding.
Meanwhile on the BBC Non-League show it was confirmed that Chester manager Jim Harvey didn't even know about the potential loans of Gardner and Istead.
Istead & Gardner deal scuppered
by Blues Mad, 4th January 2010
City's plans to bring in Mansfield pair Steven Istead and Scott Gardner on loan have been thwarted by the club's ongoing transfer embargo.
It seems that the move to bring in the Stags duo was down to City's new supremo Morrell Maison who was apparently unaware that the Blues still had a transfer embargo placed upon them by the authorities due to non-payment of player wages.
City, who were almost kicked out of the league before Christmas over outstanding debts, were hoping to take the duo on a month's loan with Mansfield having a 24-hour call-back clause on them after the first month. However, City have not bee able to get the embrago lifted with players' wages still outstanding.
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Peters deal falls through on finance
CHAD.co.uk, 04 January 2010, By John Lomas
Another move not happening is American centre half Anthony Peters' proposed deal to join the Stags full time this month.
The 6ft 4ins player had been on trial for a lengthy period and, with international clearance sorted, was expected to sign a contract this week.
However, after discussions with the players' representative, it would seem Peters priced himself out of Stags' wage budget.
"I have a financial structure at this club which remains stable," said Holdsworth.
"He is a cracking lad but when you deal with agents sometimes you find it doesn't go as you want. I have tried to help him by giving him a few numbers to call and will give him a good reference, no problem.
"Everything must be right when you sign a player and we wish him all the best for the future."
Peters will not join Stags, duo loaned
Evening Post, January 04, 2010
ANTHONY Peters will not be joining Mansfield Town after all, boss David Holdsworth confirmed today.
The American central defender cum midfielder was expected to join the Stags once the January transfer window opened.
But Holdsworth has had a change of heart and decided not to pursue his interest in the player after a trial spell.
"I won't be signing Anthony. I have to be pragmatic and things have to be right," she said.
"The financial structure we have in place here must remain stable. We have to manage it in a sensible fashion.
"When you are dealing with agents, sometimes things do not go as you want."
Steven Istead and Scott Gardner are to be loaned to fellow Blue Square side Chester City for the rest of the season.
Istead will join on January 10 when his current loan at Alfreton Town expires.
Gardner is set to move to the Deva Stadium with immediate effect.
Holdsworth said: "It is a good move for us and a good move for the boys.
"There is fierce competition for places and it is frustrating for those who are not playing regularly.
"They won't be able to play for Chester against us and they will be on 24-hour recall after the first month."
Holdsworth has also today contacted Leeds United to see if he can extend Ollie Hotchkiss' loan until the end of the season.
"Ollie wants to stay and we want to get him until the end of the season," he said.
"We also want to sign him for next season as well because we feel he fits in well here.
"Ollie is a young man who was not as fit as he needed to be when he first came back and he has had a couple of private matters.
"But he's come back from a double hernia in the summer and now he's fitter. We're very hopeful of securing his future here."
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