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STAGS SIGN MICHAEL CAIN ON LOAN FROM LEICESTER
28th February 2014 11:01


Stags sign Michael Cain
mansfieldtown.net, 21st February 2014

We are delighted to announce the signing of versatile teenager Michael Cain on a one-month loan from Championship side Leicester City.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/stags-sign-michael-cain-1374167.aspx#J3XBeJ5EcVfZ04MM.99

The attacking midfielder, who was the subject of a six-figure fee when he made the switch to the Walkers Stadium from Luton Town in 2011, has been a regular in the Foxes’ development squad this season.

“Playing on a Saturday in the Football League gives me a chance to express myself and show what I can do and I really can’t wait for the opportunity,” said Cain.

The 19-year-old added: “My strengths as a player are that I’m very good technically on the ball and I’ve got good set-piece deliveries.

“I’m not the biggest of players, but I’ve come here to adapt the physical side of my game. Hopefully, I can also help the team in scoring goals.”

The youngster will wear the number 24 shirt during his spell with us. His loan will expire at midnight on Friday 21 March.


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Cain delighted with Stags switch
mansfieldtown.net, 21st February 2014

Versatile youngster Michael Cain has spoken of his delight having put pen-to-paper on a one-month loan with us.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cain-delighted-with-stags-switch-1374211.aspx#o53zpcLERHVJwQvO.99

The 19-year-old, who plays in an attacking midfield role, has joined us from Championship leaders Leicester City where he has been a regular in the development squad this term.

Cain admits that he can’t wait to play in Sky Bet League Two.

He said: “I’m very happy to be here. I’ve had a look at the facilities and the stadium and they both seem really good. I’m full of ambition to be here and I’m really happy that the [manager] has brought me in.

“I’ve come here to gain experience with the physicality of League Two and I’m hoping that I can progress well and further my career from [this experience].”

When asked about his playing style, Cain said: “I’m a centre-midfield player and I like to get the ball down on the floor and play it around.

“I’m also adaptable in many positions, like in wide areas or attacking midfield, and I like to break in and around the box and get forward as much as I can.

“My strengths as a player are that I’m very good technically on the ball and I’ve got good set-piece deliveries.

“I’m not the biggest of players, but I’ve come here to adapt the physical side of my game. Hopefully, I can also help the team in scoring goals.”

The teenager also admits to having set targets for himself ahead of this loan move.

He added: “I’ve set myself standards. I want to get a lot of experience and to do that I’ll have to play well to stay in the team, but my goal is to try and win football matches for Mansfield Town.”

The youngster will wear the number 24 shirt during his spell with us. His loan will expire at midnight on Friday 21 March.

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Mansfield Loan For Cain
lcfc.com, Fri 21 Feb 2014

Development Squad midfielder Michael Cain is set to join League 2 side Mansfield Town in a month-long loan after a deal was agreed between the Clubs.
The 19-year-old has been in fine form for Steve Beaglehole’s Under-21s group in recent weeks, scoring impressively in back-to-back away games against Newcastle United and Fulham to underline his growing potential.

Read more at http://www.lcfc.com/news/article/210214-mansfield-loan-for-cain-1374207.aspx#rqEh0Hs4d0glffqc.99

Now with Paul Cox’s Stags, Cain will be available to make his Football League debut in Saturday’s Field Mill clash with high flying Fleetwood Town.

Mansfield currently sit 18th in the League 2 table with a total of 35 points - a healthy six clear Torquay United in the relegation places.

A creative influence in the centre of the park, Cain is blessed with considerable ability with the ball at his feet - something that was recognised at last year's End of Season Awards, when he was named Academy Player of the Year.

Cain was also a key member of the Under-21s squad that lifted the prestigious Hong Kong Soccer Sevens crown in the summer - opening the scoring in a 2-0 Final victory over Newcastle.

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EARLIER STORY

21 September 2011
http://www.lutontown.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10372~2456658,00.html

Town youngster Michael Cain has joined Leicester City for a significant five-figure fee.

The transfer fee will increase to six figures if Michael achieves significant career milestones, including becoming a Premier League footballer with the Foxes and achieving senior international recognition. The Hatters have also secured a significant sell-on clause to cover future transfers.

Michael was due to join Luton as a scholar this summer but requested a transfer following the club's failure to win promotion to the Football League.

The player and his family have worked closely with the Club over the summer to ensure that the Hatters received compensation for the development Michael received since joining the club at the age of 12.

Youth Development Officer, Gregg Broughton told lutontown.co.uk: "We never like to lose young, talented players, but once a player expresses a desire to leave the club, despite all efforts to keep him here, it then becomes a case of ensuring that the club is properly rewarded for its work in identifying and developing him.

"We would thank Michael and his father Mark who made sure that this process was done amicably and transparently.

"We had developed a good relationship with Leicester, it's is good to see that they have recognised the FA's ruling to protect our player's registrations and thank them for ensuring that the matter was resolved quickly.

"Our Youth Team has had a great start to the season, with eight Under-18s having appeared in the reserves already along with six Under-16s appearing in the Youth Team.

"Along with these successes, Michael's transfer will reassure our directors that their investment is being spent sensibly to ensure the long-term future of the Football Club is very positive."

Cain, who was an unused substitute for the Town first team in last season's FA Trophy second round tie against Uxbridge paid tribute to the Hatters' youth department.

"I am obviously delighted to be moving to an ambitious Championship club in Leicester City, whose Academy has a fantastic record of developing players that have gone on to have highly successful careers.

"However I am leaving Luton Town with a heavy heart. I'd like to express my thanks to all of the coaches, staff and team-mates I have worked with during my four years with the club. Each of them I learned from and I am very grateful to all of them for believing in me.

"I like to wish everyone at the club the best of luck in taking Luton Town back to the Football League."

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