STAGS TURN DOWN LINCOLN BID FOR BEEVERS
Adam Murray clarified in Tuesday's press conference that Lee Beevers will not be leaving when the loan window opens:
No Lincoln return for Beevers
chad.co.uk, 03 February 2015
Stags have turned down a bid by Conference neighbours Lincoln City to take defender Lee Beevers back to Sincil Bank.
Beevers played 166 games for the Imps between 2004-09 and is out of favour at Mansfield right now.
However, manager Adam Murray said: “They enquired about him but he isn’t going.
“Lee is a good player. He isn’t in our group at the moment, but he has trained as he has always done like a proper professional and he is someone I still see as part of our plans for the last 19 games.
“Sometimes you have to look for different cycles of a season. We are now coming up against opposition that will be battles rather than football matches.
“Pitches are turning and going boggy and bobbly. Then they start turning into concrete again.
“It is important to have different individuals for different periods. It’s horses for courses.”
TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY: Lincoln City's bid to bring in Lee Beevers not dead in the water
lincolnshireecho.co.uk, By JohnPakey, February 02, 2015
Lincoln City's bid to sign Lee Beevers from Mansfield Town is not over yet, according to Imps boss Chris Moyses.
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The defender, who played 166 games for Lincoln in a five-year spell, was set to return to Sincil Bank today.
The Stags have blocked the move, but Moyses said he has not given up hope of bringing him in when the loan window reopens next week.
"Signing Lee would have been the icing on the cake," said Moyses. "It was all good to happen, but Mansfield decided against it.
"It doesn't mean that we've missed out. I think people can get rather caught up in the drama of deadline day and can forget the loan window reopens next week.
"I don't know why Mansfield decided to not give it the go ahead in the end. I know they are in a tough position near the bottom of League Two at the moment and maybe they wanted to keep players on board.
"However, it is all swings and roundabouts. Mansfield might bring in another player which makes it possible for us to sign Lee.
"The deal is in no way dead in the water."
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