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6th November 2002 9:39

Evening Post, 05 November 2002

Mansfield Town defender Stuart Reddington could be making way for another centre-half at Field Mill.

Reddington, who has just completed a month's loan at Nationwide Conference outfit Burton Albion, is understood to be involved in negotiations with a Division Three side anxious to obtain his services.

Manager Stuart Watkiss is hopeful he will then be able to bring a new centre back in for Saturday's derby clash with Notts County, but he will not reveal who the target is.

Burton boss Nigel Clough is also understood to be interested in taking the 24-year-old former Chelsea defender after his successful spell at the Brewers.

However, Watkiss said the final decision will be left to the player, who has made six appearances for the Stags this season.

He said: "It's up to Stuart but a third division club and Burton are interested in taking him permanently.

"We will have to see how things work out this week but I am looking to bring another defender in."

Scott Sellars has been ruled out of the Notts game after he injured ankle ligaments in Friday's 4-2 win over Colchester United.

He is set to be out for four weeks and full-back Tony Vaughan, currently on loan from Nottingham Forest, is classed as "very doubtful" for Saturday after aggravating a back injury in the same game.

Stags are already without Neil Moore for the Meadow Lane clash after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 4-0 defeat to Crewe in the LDV Vans Trophy.

However, Watkiss was looking to organise a reserve-team friendly tomorrow in order to give some players a run out after they have recently returned from injury.

Colin Larkin, who pulled out of the Crewe match with a hamstring injury is due a game and it would also give defender Dion Scott a chance to play after he has missed the whole season with a shoulder injury

Watkiss said: "At the moment, we are down to 12 fit professionals but there are hopeful signs that some of the others are on their way back.

"Hopefully Colin and Dion will be getting a run out and we have got a couple of others who could be back training by the end of the week."


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