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STAGS SIGN MARK PREECE
18th July 2010 21:36


Versatile defender signs
mansfieldtown.net, Fri 09 Jul 2010

Flexible defender Mark Preece has penned a one year deal with us this afternoon, we are pleased to announce.

http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2088363,00.html

The 23 year old, who has made over 150 appearances for former club Forest Green Rovers, turned down contract offers from other Blue Square Premier Bet clubs to join us.

Said Mark: "Mansfield is a big club and I want to be with a club at the top end of the league this year."

He is available for selection in tomorrow's friendly match at home to Sheffield United.

Speaking to mansfieldtown.net, manager David Holdsworth said: "Mark has been on jury service for the past two weeks so he is playing 'catch up' in regards to fitness and we will analyse his levels vigorously in mind of the minutes he will play on the pitch."

He added: "Mark is a welcome addition to our squad. He is a hungry young man who wishes to continue his progression here and I look forward to working with him intensely."

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Stags bolster defensive options
CHAD.co.uk, 09 July 2010
By Stephen Thirkill
VERSATILE defender Mark Preece has today signed a one year deal with Mansfield Town.

http://www.chad.co.uk/stags/Stags-bolster-defensive-options.6411814.jp

The 23 year-old, who has made over 150 appearances for former club Forest Green Rovers, turned down contract offers from other Blue Square Premier Bet clubs to join the Stags.

He becomes the latest new face at Field Mill as boss David Holdsworth continues to re-shape his squad for the upcoming season.

Preece said: "Mansfield is a big club and I want to be with a club at the top end of the league this year."

He is available for selection in tomorrow's friendly match at home to Sheffield United and could make his Stags league debut at home to former club Forest Green on the opening day of the season.

Speaking to http://www.mansfieldtown.net, manager David Holdsworth said: "Mark has been on jury service for the past two weeks so he is playing 'catch up' in regards to fitness and we will analyse his levels vigorously in mind of the minutes he will play on the pitch."

"Mark is a welcome addition to our squad. He is a hungry young man who wishes to continue his progression here and I look forward to working with him intensely."

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