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8th July 2010 11:57

Friday, July 02, 2010


mansfieldtown.net reports that Kyle Perry has left Mansfield Town by mutual consent.


Kyle Perry told thisistamworth.co.uk: "At Mansfield, there were a few people who were very much for themselves and I'm not a fan of that.
"If you have a set of lads who look after each other, play with pride and have heart, it can be worth a fair few points on its own."


Kyle Perry to seal Tamworth FC switch
Friday, July 02, 2010


Tamworth boss Gary Mills is set to complete the signing of former Port Vale and Mansfield Town striker Kyle Perry.
The former Walsall apprentice was due to put pen to paper on a deal today (Friday).
"I tried to sign him last season before his move to Mansfield," said a delighted Mills.
"It's been a long drawn out process to get him on board but it's been worth it.
"First and foremost, Kyle is a goalscorer.
"He's a big, strong lad who is hungry for the game.
"We lost Iyseden Christie and I was trying top find someone who could come in a be a presence like he was.
"Kyle can be that player and he is a young lad too so we can develop him.
"The added bonus is he's a local lad so doesn't have to come a million miles to do his work.
"When I was playing I always felt I benefited from living close the club I played for and so it's an added plus point."


Perry follows Speight out of Mansfield Town
Friday, July 02, 2010

MANSFIELD Town have let a second striker leave inside the space of three days, with Kyle Perry joining fellow Blue Square Bet Premier side Tamworth.


His exit follows that of Jake Speight, who was sold to Bradford City for £25,000 on Wednesday.
Perry joined the Stags last summer after being released by Port Vale.
The 24-year-old started the season like a house on fire and was first choice in the early stages of the campaign alongside Rob Duffy.
But his form dipped and the goals dried up in the second half of 2009-2010 and he was often left out of the side.
He scored nine league goals in 28 starts and 12 substitutes appearances for the club and also hit the target once in the FA Cup.
Boss David Holdsworth said: "On behalf of the club I would like to thank Kyle for all his efforts during his time here.
"I wish him the best of luck at Tamworth."
Meanwhile, former Stag Daryl Clare has joined Cambridge from Gateshead.


Imps won't be getting Mansfield's Perry
By Nathan Jackson
theimps.ka, July 2 2010
Recent speculation linking Mansfield Town forward Kyle Perry has been dismissed this afternoon. The striker has agreed a move to Tamworth, it is yet in another long line of strikers who have rejected the chance to join the Imps during the summer. Perry has recently been linked with a move to the Imps in several newspapers and on various internet forums, however, the possibility of him coming to Sincil Bank has been blown out of the water as he has agreed to sign for Tamworth.

Many fans will be relieved due to Perry's generally poor goalscoring record, especially when he was last in the League with Port Vale.

The current Mansfield striker is officially the second striker in the space of a few days to definitely not be joining the Imps, the other being Tadgh Purcell.


Perry feels Tamworth is 'home' after quitting Mansfield Town
July 08, 2010


NEW signing Kyle Perry says he already feels at home at Tamworth – and not just because his uncle and best friend are part of the staff at The Lamb.
Perry – who completed a move from Mansfield Town on Friday – is close friends with another recent signing, Tom Marshall.
His uncle is Lambs' legendary kit man Buster Belford, and many of his family members are from the town.
But, despite a number of familiar faces being around, it's the welcoming nature of the whole squad which has left an early impression on Perry.
And he believes the camaraderie which has served the Lambs so well over the past two years will be vital again when the new campaign gets under way.
"I'm over the moon about the move," Perry said.
"Once I knew that Tamworth were interested in bringing me here, I jumped at the chance.
"You could say that I know a fair few people connected with the club and that should help me settle in.
"I chatted to them about the move and everyone I know was really positive.
"My mum Pat and a lot of my relatives were born and bred in Tamworth, so it feels right that I have come here now and I am looking forward to doing my very best for the club.
"I've only been training this week but already I can see there's a good set of lads here. I've been made to feel very welcome.
"Having a good atmosphere around the place and a tight knit dressing room is important.
"At Mansfield, there were a few people who were very much for themselves and I'm not a fan of that.
"If you have a set of lads who look after each other, play with pride and have heart, it can be worth a fair few points on its own."
Perry has been a target for manager Gary Mills for more than 12 months and the ex-Port Vale striker is delighted to have finally linked up with him.
"I have always known of Gary Mills's interest but the timing has never been right before," Perry added. "Now it feels right and I can't wait to work with him.
"It's nice that he seems to believe in me.
"As a striker, it does your confidence the world of good to know that someone rates you like that and I want to repay him with goals now."
While goals are high on Perry's agenda, he believes his all-round game can help Tamworth next season.
"I'd like to think I bring a few things to the table," he said.
"I know what this league is all about for a start and that's important.
"As far as my attributes are concerned, I'm mainly a target man but can also be utilised on the left.
"I'm happy in a two or three-man attack and while height is my main strength, I've got a good left foot.
"I'm confident that I will be able to show the fans what I'm about next season.
"I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead."



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