STAGS SIGN JOE KENDRICK
12th Stag fund new signing
mansfieldtown.net, Fri 22 Jul 2011
Supporters fundraising group the 12th Stag have donated £3,400 towards the wages of defender Joe Kendrick, who put pen to paper on a one year deal this afternoon.
Dublin born, Kendrick impressed at left-back during Tuesday's 1-0 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers.
The former Darlington full back revealed he rejected an offer from another BSBP club to link up with Paul Cox at Field Mill, and paid tribute to the 12th Stag for this 'nice gesture.
"It shows what supporters are about and what they mean to a club," said the 28-year-old. "I thank them very much and hope to repay their faith. It's a nice gesture."
Paul Nyland of the 12th Stag said: "Once again, the 12th Stag are delighted to help the club financially with the fans' money which was raised throughout last season. We wish Joe every success, and let's hope he becomes a fans' favourite, along with Paul Connor."
Currently, manager Paul Cox has approximately £16,500 at his disposal to fund new signings from monies generated by the 12th Stag who previously generated funds for the signings of strikers Paul Connor and Luke Medley. You can add to the kitty by donating any amount you wish to www.12thstag.org.
Stags sign striker Green and defender Joe Kendrick
Mansfield Town have made two signings in one day by bringing in striker Matt Green on loan from Oxford United and free agent defender Joe Kendrick.
Supporters' fundraising group The 12th Stag assisted with both signings by donating £3,400 towards Kendrick's wages and a further £2,000 for Green.
Kendrick, 28, who has signed a one-year deal, added: "It shows what supporters are about and what they mean to a club.
"I thank them and hope to repay their faith. It's a nice gesture."
Manager Paul Cox still has approximately £16,500 at his disposal to help fund further new signings generated by funds from the 12th Stag, who previously helped with the signings of strikers Paul Connor and Luke Medley.
Green, 24, started his professional career at Newport County and has since played for Cardiff City, Torquay United and Cheltenham Town, along with three separate spells at Oxford
Having signed until the end of December, he becomes Cox's 15th signing of the summer.
"I will be relentless in my workrate," he said. "And I am hoping this move will be successful.
"I know Rhys Day and Adam Murray from Oxford and worked well with both of them in the past. They are happy with things at the club and that means a lot."
Dublin-born former Darlington full-back Kendrick rejected an offer from another Blue Square Bet Premier club to come to Field Mill.
He impressed at left-back in Mansfield's Tuesday's friendly at home to Doncaster Rovers, when the Stags lost 1-0
Stags' Kendrick out to make most of second chance
Nottingham Post, Thursday, July 28, 2011
JOE Kendrick is delighted to have a second crack at the professional game after earning his contract with Mansfield Town just hours after stepping off a plane.
The left-back flew over from his native Ireland and stepped straight onto the Field Mill pitch for last week's 1-0 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.
The 28-year-old impressed so much that, when the team ran out for their next game against Halifax, he had been snapped up on a one-year deal.
Now the former Darlington player is out to prove manager Paul Cox's judgment is spot on after giving up his job as a builder to play in England.
"I feel the time is right to have another go at playing professionally," said Kendrick.
"For the trial game against Doncaster, I got off the plane about 5pm, met the lads at 6pm and was playing not long after. Thankfully the game went well and I have got a chance."
Kendrick is bringing over his wife and children and hopes to settle in the Mansfield area.
He said: "I was at Newcastle as a kid and I've also played for Darlington and Tamworth, so I know what the game is about over here.
"It's great to be back in the full-time game after playing part-time."