O`RAFFERTY, TURNER AND HIGGINSON GO OUT ON LOAN
Young trio go out on loan
mansfieldtown.net, Wed 04 Aug 2010
We can confirm that Niall O'Rafferty, Ben Turner and Conor Higginson have been sent out on loan to clubs further down the football pyramid.
Burly forward O'Rafferty has joined Frickley Athletic, while left-back Turner re-joins North Ferriby. Forward Higginson returns to Glapwell - the club he played for last season.
The trio are with their respective clubs for six months. The deals all include an option to recall them.
Stags loan out young trio
Evening Post, 5 Aug 2010
MANSFIELD Town have loaned out three of their young players.
Niall O'Rafferty has joined Frickley Athletic, Ben Turner has moved to North Ferriby and Conor Higginson has left Field Mill to join Glapwell.
The trio have all been loaned out for six months, but the Stags have retained the option to recall them.
"It's important that these young lads get development and that they get games because they are not ready for the first team yet. It is part of their learning curve," said Stags' manager David Holdsworth.
"Niall has done terrifically well since coming in and he can improve and hopefully he will.
"We don't have a reserve team, so we have to make sure he gets minutes on the pitch.
"At Frickley he will learn that it's not all about glamour, that football can be hard and gruesome.
"Conor knows Glapwell and hopefully he will improve again and he will not be far from home with them playing matches here.
"I have been very pleased with Ben Turner and time at North Ferriby will continue to help him progress.
"The three come under our budget and the teams that they are going out to are paying their wages, so we don't lose anything and we need to balance the books."