STAGS SIGN PETER VINCENTI ON LOAN
Fri 22 Oct 2010
Stags sign Peter Vincenti on a three-month loan deal from Stevenage with a view to a permanent move. --->
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VIDEO: We can win promotion - Vincenti
Peter Vincenti became David Holdsworth's fifth signing of the season earlier today when he put pen to paper on a three month loan deal, and then declared 'Stags can win promotion'.
The 24-year-old has already turned out five times in League Two this season for parent club Stevenage but insists that he doesn't mind the drop back into non-league.
"I got a phone call a couple of days ago letting me know that Mansfield were interested in me," he told mansfieldtown.net.
Peter Vincenti is speaking to our Head of Media & Communications Mark Stevenson
"Obviously I know about the club from playing in the conference with Stevenage and was more than happy to come here.
"The players that are already here have had a good start to the season so I will have to work hard and play well to break into the team."
Vincenti has the highly desirable experience of winning promotion to the Football League and is sure that we have what it takes to emulate the Hertfordshire outfit's BSP title success of last season.
He added: "I believe Mansfield have got a good manager, good players and from playing at this level before, I don't see any reason why we should be afraid of anyone. I think there's every chance that Mansfield could go up.
"It needs everyone focused on the same thing. I've spoken to the manager here and he is very focused on winning promotion, I'm sure the fans are too and I think the players are doing it on the pitch and are committed."
Finally, asked on what he can offer the side, Vincenti says that he is versatile enough to provide us with options in either midfield or as a striker.
"I'm a bit of a utility player and have been put in a couple of positions over the seasons but my game is more attacking midfield, arriving late in the box and hopefully getting a few goals, but, I'm comfortable playing in central midfield or up front.
"I'll do my best and everything I can do. Anywhere he (Holdsworth) wants me to play, I will give it everything.
"I've come into a club that's aiming for promotion and I'd like to achieve that here."
Stags sign Stevenage midfielder-cum-striker
MANSFIELD TOWN have today snapped up Peter Vincenti on a three-month loan deal from Stevenage with a view to a permanent move.
The 24-year-old can play as an attacking midfielder or up front and will be available for tomorrow's FA Cup clash with FC Halifax Town.
Jersey-born Vincenti joined the Hertfordshire outfit on a free transfer in January 2008 from first club Millwall.
But he has found first team opportunities difficult to come by at Broadhall Way as last season's Blue Square Premier champions adjust to life in the Football League.
Vincenti has made one start and four substitute appearances in League Two this season.
He has the distinction of scoring Stevenage's first ever goal in the Football League during their opening game against Macclesfield in August.
He joins Steve Cook, Rhys Day and Simon Grand as the fourth arrival at Field Mill in the last fortnight.
Chris Smith, Gary Mills, Matt Somner, Ryan Williams and Tom Naylor have all headed in the opposite direction.
Vincenti loaned to Mansfield Town
By Nick Gill, Friday, 22 October, 2010
UTILITY man Peter Vincenti has moved to Mansfield Town today (Friday) on a three-month loan, with a view to a permanent switch.
The 24-year-old, who scored Boro's first ever goal in the Football League in August, moves to the Blue Square Premier side following one start and four substitute appearances in Stevenage's first 12 games.
Jersey-born Vincenti joined the Broadhall Way-outift on a free transfer in January 2008 from first club Millwall, playing as both an attacking midfielder and a striker.
Vincenti's loan move means he will be available for Mansfield Town's FA Cup clash with Halifax Town tomorrow (Saturday).
Vincenti out to make sure his stay at Mansfield is long and successful
Evening Post, 29Oct2010
AS far as showcasing his ability goes, it is some advert.
Type 'Peter Vincenti' into an internet search engine and near top of the list is a video clip of his peach of a goal for Stevenage against Woking.
The thumping right-foot strike from just outside the area, back in November 2008, almost snaps the crossbar.
It is hard to imagine even the likes of Steven Gerrard striking a ball any sweeter – and the celebration that follows is akin to the Liverpool player as he slides gleefully on his knees.
But that, realistically, is where the similarities end.
While the England international is readying himself for Liverpool's Premier League clash at Bolton on Sunday, Vincenti will hope to be in action this weekend four divisions lower.
The attacking midfielder-cum-striker is itching to be handed his Mansfield Town debut tomorrow afternoon at home to high-flyers Crawley Town, having joined on loan from Stevenage until January.
Vincenti started the season in style for the side who won the Blue Square Premier title last season, scoring their first ever goal in the Football League.
He has since featured only as a substitute, meaning a phone call from Stags boss David Holdsworth was most welcome.
Vincenti knows he's unlikely to repeat his wonder goal in a hurry.
But he does believe he can contribute to what Mansfield are determined to make a successful pre-Christmas period.
"I got a phone call from Stevenage telling me that Mansfield were interested in taking me," said former Millwall trainee Vincenti.
"I knew about Mansfield from the Conference and it is an exciting club to come to.
"When you are in the game you tend to keep an eye on things that are happening in the game and I knew Mansfield had been taken over.
"The new owner wants to take the club forward and his attitude is to get promotion, which is the same attitude as the manager, the players and myself.
"I've seen that goal on the internet and all I can say is that I'd love to score one or two like that for Mansfield!
"I feel I can definitely chip in with a few goals and will be doing my very best for the club.
"I had been at Stevenage for a couple of years but this is a really good challenge for me to get my teeth into."
Vincenti was not selected in the Mansfield squad of 18 for last weekend's 1-0 FA Cup fourth round qualifying round victory at FC Halifax Town.
He felt that was the right decision under the circumstances, but is now looking forward to getting started.
Vincenti said: "It is always nice when you come into a new club to get involved quickly, but I had only been to one training session.
"I didn't really know the lads, so it was no problem and the most important thing was to get the right result, which we did.
"I'm not sure where the manager wants to play me and I'm happy to play wherever he picks me. As a youngster my natural position was as a central midfielder, but I have no problem with playing up top either."
Like several of the Stags' other loan signings, Vincenti has joined with a view to a permanent move.
The 24-year-old would not mind making his switch to north Notts a permanent one.
"If things go well then I would be more than happy to stay," he said.
"This is a club that has got the capability of getting into the play-offs and going further.
"The fans really get behind the team, I have seen the team spirit already and they have a good manager in place.
"Hopefully we can all pull together and take the club places."
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