REDMOND SIGNS NEW CONTRACT/ TODD TAKES RESERVES
Redmond stays with Stags, Cox waits on Riley
mansfieldtown.net Fri 22 Jun 2012
Goalkeeper Shane Redmond has extended his stay with us for a further season.
The 23-year-old shot stopper played understudy to Alan Marriott for most of last season and made just one start in between the sticks on the last day of the campaign at Kidderminster Harriers.
Meanwhile, manager Paul Cox is still waiting to hear from defender Martin Riley after offering him a new contract.
Said Cox: "He [Riley] has just returned from holiday so I'll be sitting down with 'Riles' at some point to see where we go from here."
Riley is now the only outstanding player from last season whom the manager is waiting to sign, after Andy Todd penned a new contract yesterday which will see him take charge of the reserve team next season in his role as player-coach.
In other news, Conference North outfit Gainsborough Trinity have been added to our pre-season fixture schedule. Our match away to the Lincolnshire club will take place on Friday 20 July with kick off at 7.45pm
Stags boss Cox: I'll not waste a penny
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Nottingham Post
PAUL Cox has vowed not to waste a penny of any cash handed to him to strengthen his Mansfield Town squad by chairman John Radford.
The Stags missed out on promotion last season when they lost in the play-offs, after finishing third in the Blue Square Bet Premier in Cox's first season in charge.
Owner and chairman Radford handed the former Eastwood boss a new two-year contract and promised to back him in building a squad to win promotion this time round.
And while there might not be a figure put publicly on the budget, Cox said he would never waste any of the chairman's money.
He has already signed defender Luke Jones, midfielders Jamie Tolley and Chris Clements and striker Nick Wright and is expected to sign at least half a dozen more new players in the next few weeks.
Cox has identified 'X Factor' strikers as well but he added: "I speak to the chairman and we both want to be competitive.
"The chairman has said he would back me and I take him by his word.
"I have always had a very good working relationship with the chairman and whatever he gives me to spend, I will not waste it and will work hard to make it a success, to make every penny count.
"We already have a very good nucleus at the club, have made some solid additions and will look to strengthen further and build a squad that is capable of winning promotion."
There has been plenty of boardroom unrest in the summer, with four directors quitting the club after disagreements behind the scenes.
But for Cox, it is "business as usual" under the leadership of Radford.
"My job is about getting positive results on the football field," said Cox. "I try not to get involved in these things.
"As far as I am concerned, it is business as usual, with the chairman backing me to build a squad for next season."
Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox excited by new signing Chris Clements
Friday, June 22, 2012 Nottingham Post
PAUL Cox is getting excited by how new signing Chris Clements could flourish for Mansfield Town next season
The 22-year-old former Crewe trainee was one of his first summer signings, joining on the same day as experienced Jamie Tolley.
But the rookie creative midfielder was being chased by many other clubs before Cox finally got him to put pen to paper, joining from Hednesford Town.
He bagged 17 goals last season and after stepping up two tiers in the football pyramid, Cox believes he can go even further and be a hit in the Football League.
He pointed to the impact Lindon Meikle made after stepping up from Eastwood Town last summer.
And Cox said: "The one everybody is getting excited about is Chris Clements. He is a very exciting signing.
"He has got everything in his locker, scored 17 goals from midfield, is technically excellent and has the energy to get around the pitch.
"For me, he is a young, modern-day footballer. One or two stepped up last season quite comfortably to this level and Chris can do the same.
"We watched him all last season, as did a lot of other clubs so I am delighted he has joined us. He can be a very exciting player for us from the start, that's for sure."
And he believes Tolley, who has joined after leaving Wrexham, can also have a major impact at the One Call Stadium as he looks to strengthen midfield.
"I think for different reasons, he is another very good signing," said Cox. "Everybody knows what Tolley is about because he is an experienced boy and very technically gifted.
"He has power, he gets box to box, and scores a few goals too. We are putting together a very strong midfield."
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