STAGS SIGN JUNIOR MENDES
mansfieldtown.net reports that Keith Curle has signed a new centre forward: Junior Mendes, from Scottish Division 1 club St Mirren. He has signed an 18 month contract this morning and started training immediately and will most probably be selected for this Saturday's showdown against Plymouth Argyle.
mansfieldtown.net reports that it was a free transfer, however other repotrs suggest that Keith Curle has said it was in excess of £20,000.
Date of birth 15-09-1976
Place of birth London
All time playing career
Club From To Fee League FA Cup League cup Other
St Mirren 22-06-2002 Free 15 (2) 6 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 3 (0) 0
Dunfermline 24-07-2000 22-06-2002 £ 20000 7 (6) 0 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
Carlisle 16-11-1998 28-12-1998 Loan 5 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
St Mirren 30-04-1996 24-07-2000 47 (18) 15 4 (0) 1 6 (0) 0 0 (2) 0
Chelsea 01-08-1995 30-04-1996 No appearance data available
Totals £ 20000 74 (27) 22 5 (0) 1 9 (0) 0 3 (2) 0
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Stags land Mendes
STAGS have signed St Mirren striker Junior Mendes on an 18-month contract.
The fee is undisclosed but it reported to be over the £20,000 mark.
London-born Mendes (26) will make his debut in Saturday's long trip to Plymouth Argyle - just a week after playing against Celtic in the Scottish Cup for First Division St Mirren.
Former Chelsea trainee Mendes' other clubs include Dunfermline, Carlisle and Leyton Orient, where he played for a short time with current Stags goal ace Iyseden Christie, who has been ruled out of Saturday's game with a knee injury.
"Junior has great pace, good movement and an eye for goal," said Curle. "He also has the right work ethic required for this club.
"He is enthusiastic and wants to re-establish himself in English football.
"Playing against Celtic last week, he won't be fazed by playing on a big stage and he comes very highly recommended by our chief scout, Paul Molesworth.
"This is the first time I have asked the chairman for money to sign a player so far and I am pleased to have Junior on board.
"I have seen three video tapes of him and Paul has watched him a couple of times up in Scotland."
Curle is also delighted that Iyseden Christie has finally agreed to a new 18-month deal at Field Mill and hopes to see him recover from his injury as quickly as possble.
Kevin Pilkington and Tom Curtis both look set to shake off knocks sustained in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat by Wigan in time to face the Pilgrims.
On-loan defender Ben Doane's wife is in hospital today, expected to give birth, but he is also expected to be on the long journey south.
Curle is still waiting on a phone call on another player he wants to sign though it could all come too late for him to be involved on Saturday.
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