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STAGS SIGN LUKE MEDLEY WITH HELP OF 12th STAG
15/August/2010 21:07:18

Medley signs with help of 12th Stag

mansfieldtown.net, Mon 09 Aug 2010

The 12th Stag, a fund which adds money to the manager's playing budget, has dug deep once again by contributing to the wages of forward Luke Medley, who put pen to paper on a six month deal this afternoon.

http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2116446,00.html

£1,200 has been put towards the frontman's wages from the group who had previously helped bring striker Paul Connor to the club.

The 21 year old, who began his professional career with Bradford City and later joined Barnet said: "It's great that the supporters have done this. I thank them a great deal and I hope I can repay them with goals for the club."

Paul Nyland of the 12th Stag said: "It's great that the 12th Stag can help fund another transfer for David (Holdsworth). When asked if we can help support the transfer of Luke Medley we jumped at the chance knowing that the pace and strength of Luke could be massive boost to a current strong squad."

He added: "The 12th Stag will be making a couple of announcements later this week regarding more fund raising ideas of which we will be running this season. Also not to forget buckets will on stand by for the Forest Green game for any one wishing to make a small donation to the fund."

Said manager David Holdsworth: "Luke is my type of player:young, energetic and dynamic. Hopefully he can be a real find for the club.

"I am extremely grateful to the 12th Stag for their contribution once again. They will be as eager as I am to be able to tie him up on a longer deal."

"His pace and skill will benefit the team greatly."

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video interview with Luke Medley --->

http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2116691,00.html

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Mansfield sign Luke Medley thanks to The 12th Stag
CHAD.co.uk, 09 August 2010, By Stephen Thirkill
MANSFIELD Town have signed trialist Luke Medley on a six month deal, thanks to the help of fans group The 12th Stags.

http://www.chad.co.uk/stags/Mansfield-sign-Luke-Medley-thanks.6465186.jp

The supporters organisation, who have already helped bring striker Paul Connor to the club, has stumped up £1,200 towards the frontman's wages.

The 21 year old, who began his professional career with Bradford City and later joined Barnet said: "It's great that the supporters have done this. I thank them a great deal and I hope I can repay them with goals for the club."

Boss David Holdsworth has also spoken of his delight at the signing, which he says will add vital pace to the squad.

Said Holdsworth:"Luke is my type of player: young, energetic and dynamic. Hopefully he can be a real find for the club.

"I am extremely grateful to the 12th Stag for their contribution once again. They will be as eager as I am to be able to tie him up on a longer deal.His pace and skill will benefit the team greatly."

Paul Nyland, of the 12th Stag said: "It's great that the 12th Stag can help fund another transfer for David (Holdsworth).

"When asked if we can help support the transfer of Luke Medley we jumped at the chance knowing that the pace and strength of Luke could be massive boost to the current strong squad."

"The 12th Stag will be making a couple of announcements later this week regarding more fundraising ideas of which we will be running this season."

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Evening Post, 9 Aug 2010
Meanwhile, the Stags have completed an expected deal for striker Luke Medley, who has agreed a six-month contract.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/mansfieldtown/Foster-handed-captain-s-armband-Mansfield-Town/article-2506513-detail/article.html?

The former Barnet and Bradford man has played in Mansfield's last two senior pre-season friendlies at Hucknall and Alfreton.

Medley, 21, will provide competition for Paul Connor, Keigan Parker and Lee Gregory, with Rob Duffy (appendix) set to miss the start of the campaign.

The 12th Stag, the supporters organisation which raises money towards the club's playing budget, have once again contributed to the tune of £1,200.

They previously put money towards the wages of Connor, another recent arrival.

Holdsworth added: "Luke is my type of player – young, energetic and dynamic. Hopefully he can be a real find for the club.

"I am extremely grateful to the 12th Stag for their contribution. They will be as eager as I am to be able to tie him up on a longer deal."

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Stags boss hopes striker Medley can follow in Speight's footsteps
Evening Post, 11 Aug 2010

DAVID Holdsworth is hoping he has unearthed another rough diamond to rival Jake Speight by signing Luke Medley for Mansfield Town.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/mansfieldtown/Stags-boss-hopes-striker-Medley-follow-Speight-s-footsteps/article-2513628-detail/article.html?

The 21-year-old striker has yet to find the goalscoring groove in a career that has seen him turn out for Bradford, Cambridge City, Barnet, Havant and Waterlooville and Woking.

But Stags boss Holdsworth sees real potential in Medley – just as he did in Speight when he snapped him up from Droylsden last summer.

Speight went on to score 17 goals last season and earn a £25,000 move to Bradford City in June.

And Holdsworth hopes Medley can follow in his footsteps and become another fans' favourite.

"He is hungry to prove he is worth a longer contract than the six months he has signed," he said.

"At the same time, if he continues to show what he has been doing since he has been here so far, then it's a no-brainer.

"I like to be able to find players who have not necessarily had a proven track record and develop them.

"I have done it in the past and hopefully I can do it again,"

Rob Duffy (appendix) will not be fit to start in Saturday's season opener at home to Forest Green.

But Holdsworth hopes he can call on Gary Silk (hamstring) and Alan Marriott (stomach) by resting the pair this week.

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