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14th November 2011 12:09

VIDEO: Naylor set to sign for Derby - Cox

mansfieldtown.net, Thu 10 Nov 2011

Paul Cox has revealed young starlet Tom Naylor is close to signing for Derby County.

The manager announced some weeks ago that a fee had been agreed with the Championship club. Today, Cox revealed that the 20-year-old now looks likely to make the move to Pride Park in January


Stags star Naylor not a Ram yet
chad.co.uk, Thursday 10 November 2011

DESPITE reports he had signed for Derby County, Tom Naylor remains a Mansfield Town player until at least 2nd January.


Naylor had had trials at Pride park as well as Fulham and Burnley and looks almost certain to move to the Rams in the New Year.

But boss Paul Cox said: “Tom is a Mansfield Town player until 2nd January unless something drastic happens.

“I think everything has been agreed as far as I am aware. I was involved in the initial negotiations and both chairmen have been sorting out the deal ever since.

“I don't know if Tom has sorted personal terms yet.”


Naylor set to join Derby in January
Nottingham Post, Friday, November 11, 2011

MANSFIELD Town boss Paul Cox has revealed defender Tom Naylor is set to join Derby County at the start of January.


Cox said a deal had been struck and contracts drawn up with the Championship side.

But until January 2, Naylor will remain with the Stags in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

It ends the on-going transfer saga, which has seen Naylor have trial spells at various clubs, including Burnley.

Cox said: "Everything has been agreed, the contracts are just waiting to be signed.

"Both chairmen have sorted a deal out,but Tom is a Mansfield Town player until January 2 unless something drastic happens in the meantime."

Meanwhile, Cox is hoping to add up to three new faces to his squad before the next game, at AFC Telford a week tomorrow.

He said: "I have had a good chat with the chairman and we need strengthening. I have had a few irons in the fire now but nothing has materialised.

"Hopefully, in the next 24 hours or before the next game at Telford, we will have one fresh face, maybe two, even three. We have got to keep people on their toes. I just think things need freshening up."

John Thompson this week suffered a setback in his return from a facial injury.

The former Forest and Notts man tweaked his knee in training and has missed two behind-closed-doors friendlies


Derby County agree fee for Mansfield Town's Tom Naylor
bbc.co.uk, Monday, 7 November 2011

Derby County have agreed a fee with Mansfield Town for defender Tom Naylor, BBC Radio Nottingham understands.


The 20-year-old impressed in a trial earlier this season and the Rams are now favourites for his signature despite interest from elsewhere.

Centre-half Naylor recently had a week-long trial spell with Derby's Championship rivals Burnley.

Naylor, who can play at right-back, also spent time with Premier League side Fulham.

Blue Square Bet Premier side Mansfield have also previously rejected a bid from League One team Bournemouth.


Paul Cox at SSA fans forum on Monday night, 7 Nov 2011:

Q: How much did we get for Tom Naylor?

Paul Cox: 6 figures, got what board asked for.

Q: Would you like to keep Tom Naylor?

Paul Cox: Yes, but need to be fair to everyone, young lads get head turned, deep down this is a business, we had a year's option on his contract so we were covered, need to look at the lads mindset. Not many clubs aren't selling clubs; I need to look after the club's money. All players want to play at the highest level they can.


Briscoe: Naylor destined for higher things
Nottingham Post, Tuesday, November 08, 2011

TOM Naylor is destined to leave Mansfield Town for a big club – but will do everything he can to strengthen the club's promotion bid in the meantime.


That's the view of winger Louis Briscoe, who has seen the talented young defender come through the ranks to make his mark at first-team level.

Briscoe – currently out with an abductor injury – is not surprised the 20-year-old has been in demand.

The Stags have already rejected bids from Bournemouth and Charlton and allowed him to go on trial at Derby, Fulham and Burnley.

Interest has seemingly dampened since manager Paul Cox announced that Naylor would not be allowed to leave Field Mill again on trial.

Even so, Briscoe is convinced Naylor is still a wanted man.

"He is a classy performer and you can see why a lot of clubs want him," said Briscoe.

"It is not easy when you hear talk of the clubs interested – it is bound to get in your head.

"While he is here I think he wants to give the fans something to remember.

"It is his hometown club and he'll want to do well for us."



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