CHESTER PREVIEWS / COX TO MEET UN-NAMED STRIKER
Cox to meet with un-named striker
mansfieldtown.net 15th July 2013
Manager Paul Cox is expected to meet with a League One striker in the next 24 hours to discuss personal terms about a move to Mansfield Town.
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Our boss confirmed after Saturday's friendly with Nottingham Forest that a bid had been accepted for the player, who is yet to be named.
"We're just waiting to talk 'personal terms' with the player, which should happen in the next 24 hours," said Cox, who was speaking at this morning's press conference.
"If we can agree terms with him then he could be here as soon as Wednesday in time for the Peterborough United game."
Describing the un-named player, Cox added: "He's very much a player who is in the Matt Green mould in terms of his powerful running, stature, physique and hunger.
"He leads the front-line very well and scored quite a few goals last season in League One.
"Hopefully we can get the boy on board, but I've been in this game now long enough to know that nothing can be confirmed until a signature is put on a contract."
Cox has also confirmed that several trialists will feature in tomorrow night's friendly at Chester, including winger Nathan Arnold.
"Nathan will be having a run-out tomorrow night and we need to make an honest decision about him. His attitude has been excellent whilst he's been with us and he's conducted himself very well."
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Cox to cast eye over trialists at Chester
chad.co.uk, 15 July 2013
Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox will run the rule over several trialists in tomorrow night’s latest pre-season friendly at Chester FC (7.30pm).
Cox, who is hoping to tie up the signing of a League One striker in time for the visit of Peterborough United on Wednesday, expects up to put as many as five trialists though their paces at the Exacta Stadium.
“My phone is going barmy at the moment,” he said. “There could be four or five trialists in the side tomorrow to have a look at, along with players who need to top up their fitness or who have missed out with knocks.
“I apologise to any fans travelling to Chester expecting to see a full first team but I need to have a look at these players and I have to make sure we have a strong side out at home on Wednesday too.
“The trialists have all got good pedigree and all have Football League experience.”
Former Stags winger Nathan Arnold will get another chance to try to win a return to the club at Chester, Cox adding: “I need to make an honest decision on Nathan. But his attitude and everything about him have been excellent since he has been with us and he has done extremely well.”
Keiran Murtagh and Junior Daniel are two of the players who have picked up what the manager described as ‘tired knocks’ through fatigue from the pre-season training but are expected to figure at Chester.
Cox revealed on Saturday that he had had a bid accepted for a striker from a League One club.
“The bid has been accepted and now I am just waiting to talk personal terms with the player,” he said this morning. “That could be in the next 24 hours. If terms are agreed, the deal will go through and he could be here as quickly as Wednesday for Peterborough.
“But I have been in the game long enough now to know nothing is confirmed until the player has signed and it is registered with the FA.
“The player is in the Matt Green mould, very powerful and leads the line well. He scored a few goals in League One last season too. I hope we can get the boy on board.”
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