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COX CONFIRMS EMILE SINCLAIR ON TARGET LIST
24th January 2014 18:51


Cox hopeful of new addition
mansfieldtown.net, 21st January 2014

Manager Paul Cox has revealed that he has a number of targets in the transfer market, as our search to bolster our attacking options continues.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cox-hopeful-of-new-addition-1307863.aspx#02Vj1Su9O01sOrIi.99

Our boss is also hopeful that a deal to sign one player could be concluded within the next 24 hours.

“We spent yesterday talking with representatives of players and I’d like to think that we’re very close [to signing someone],” said our boss. “I’m hopeful that a deal can be done in the next 24 hours.

“Everything was fine with one player, but we’ve got to be respectful with all players and their clubs.

“Until someone has actually signed on the dotted line then we’ve got to take it that [a deal] is not happening, but from the talks yesterday, things are looking very promising to bring somebody in.”

Cox also discussed speculation in a tabloid newspaper over the weekend that linked Crawley Town striker Emile Sinclair with a possible move to One Call Stadium.

He continued: “I drew up a shortlist for the chairman and [Emile] is one of the players on that list, but we’ve not just spoken to his representatives, we’ve spoken to a number of other representatives.

“If he was available, Emile is [a player] that we would like to bring in.”

Asked whether we could sign more than one player before Saturday’s home match with Wycombe Wanderers, Cox replied: “It’s an option and is something that we’ve looked at.

“But what we don’t want to do is run before we’ve started to walk on anything. We’ve got our targets and we’ve been tracking them for a while now.

“We’ve been patient and sometimes patience is the key in these deals as there are so many different facets of signing a player that need sorting.

“So I’m really hopeful and I think it will give the club and the players a massive boost, but at the minute we’ve got to be careful because no deal is sorted until the paperwork is signed.”

In other news, our manager is also hopeful that frontman Sam Clucas will be available to resume training in around one week, though Ben Hutchinson may be out for a little longer.

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Stags boss Cox confirms Sinclair is on his striker target list
chad.co.uk, 21 January 2014

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox today confirmed that Emile Sinclair is one of his targets as he strives to bring in a new striker in time for Saturday’s visit of Wycombe Wanderers.

http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/stags-boss-cox-confirms-sinclair-is-on-his-striker-target-list-1-6386596#.Ut5cSGiWUN4.twitter

But Cox said the Crawley Town striker, who scored four goals in 10 games on loan with Stags back in 2008, was one of a number of players he is chasing and he is hopeful of signing someone today or tomorrow.

Cox said: “I spent a day yesterday talking to representatives of players and I would like to think we are very, very close. Saying that, until paperwork is signed, sealed and delivered you can be a million miles away.

“But talks were good and I am very hopeful a deal can be done within the next 24 hours.

“I think that would give the club and the players a massive boost.”

On one potential deal, he said: “Everything was fine with the player, but I have go to be respectful with all players and their parent clubs. Until someone actually signs on the dotted line, I have got to take it as it’s not happening.

“But, from talks yesterday, things are looking very promising.”

On Sinclair, he added: “Emile is one of the shortlist I dew up for the chairman. I have spoken to his representative and a number of other representatives, but he is one I would like to bring in if he is available.”

Cox said it was possible he may be able to bring two strikers in, but added: “That is an option, but we mustn’t try to run before we can walk.

“We have our targets. They are players we have been looking at for a while and we have been patient. Sometimes that is the key in these deals. But there are so many facets to signing a player.

“It is part of the job that I enjoy, the business side of it.

“You can’t just be a good coach or manager. You have to be a businessman as well, especially in the Football League when you are dealing with quite large sums of money, but the chairman has been supportive throughout.

“It can all hinge on just one part of the contract. You can lose a deal through that.”

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Mansfield Town confirm interest in signing Crawley Town striker Emile Sinclair
Crawley News, January 21, 2014

MANSFIELD Town have confirmed an interest in signing Crawley Town striker Emile Sinclair.

Read more: http://www.crawleynews.co.uk/Mansfield-Town-confirm-signing-Crawley-Town/story-20472373-detail/story.html#ixzz2r2iLQQEB

The 26-year-old only arrived in Sussex at the end of August, with the then-Reds boss Richie Barker paying a six-figure sum to Peterborough United for his services.

However, Sinclair has not been the goal-scoring threat the Reds had hoped, netting just four in 19 games and often turning in lacklustre displays.

But League Two side Mansfield look ready to make a move for Sinclair, with their manager Paul Cox confirming an interest.

“Emile is one of the shortlist I drew up for the chairman," Cox told http://www.chad.co.uk. "I have spoken to his representative and a number of other representatives, but he is one I would like to bring in if he is available.”

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Sunday People, Sunday 19 January 2014

Crawley striker Emile Sinclair is joining Mansfield on a free transfer just six months after John Gregory's club paid Peterborough £100,000 for him. The 26-year-old former Nottingham Forest forward signed a two-year deal at Crawley, but after just nine appearances and two goals, the League One club are letting him go.

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