NICK WOOD RELEASED
mansfieldtown.net, Wed 14 Sep 2011
Defender Nick Wood has been released after just one month.
The ex-Tranmere player made just one substitute appearance, away to Gateshead in August, however further first team appearances looked slim since the loan signing of Ben Futcher from Bury
Wood released by the Stags
Nottingham Post, Wednesday, September 14, 2011
NICK Wood has been released by Mansfield Town at the end of his one-month deal.
The central defender was taken on at the end of his pre-season trial to cover for the injured John Thompson and Ritchie Sutton.
But with Mansfield having since brought in Ben Futcher on loan – a deal set to be extended by 93 days before the weekend is out – and Sutton having returned to the side so impressively, the 20-year-old former Tranmere man is no longer needed.
"Nick is just a victim of circumstances and it was a horrible decision to have to take," said manager Paul Cox.
"He has done absolutely nothing wrong since he has been here. In fact he has been a model professional and we will be doing everything we can to get him fixed up at another club.
"It's not about how good he is, but about the finances. We want to keep Ben Futcher, whose first month of the loan was funded by the 12th Stag (the fans' group), and we have to find that money from somewhere."
Mansfield have appointed a new chief executive to replace Steve Barker, who has taken up a role in chairman John Radford's One Call business.
Durham University politics graduate Carolyn Still, 29, arrives having worked in the fashion industry with companies such as Bulgari SpA and the Gucci Group.
She said: "Much work has been done to develop relationships with key businesses in and around the area.
"We must continue to work hard to ensure our off-the-field commercial activity increase in an attempt to make the club self-sustainable."
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