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LAMBE JOINS CARLISLE
13th June 2016 11:53


Lambe joins Cumbrians
mansfieldtown.net, 6th June 2016

Winger Reggie Lambe has this morning joined fellow Sky Bet League 2 side Carlisle United.

The Bermudian has signed a one-year deal at Brunton Park, despite being offered new terms by manager Adam Murray to remain with the Stags.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/lambe-joins-cumbrians-3135688.aspx#mibJJf4jc0A189Rh.99

Lambe made 39 appearances for the Stags last season, scoring five goals.

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Manager Murray explains Lambe departure
mansfieldtown.net, 6th June 2016

Stags’ boss Adam Murray says that winger Reggie Lambe was offered a 'value for money' deal to remain at One Call Stadium following the news that the Bermudian has joined Carlisle United this morning.

Lambe’s move to Cumbria ends his two-year association with the Stags after the winger opted to join Keith Curle’s side instead of signing a new deal at One Call Stadium.

And manager Murray has given supporters an insight into what the club offered the 25-year-old.

“Obviously we offered Reggie something at the end of the season/start of the summer, and Reggie’s been offered a better, more financial-better off deal up at Carlisle so we respect his decision, we felt that what we offered Reggie was value for money,” Murray said.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/manager-murray-explains-lambe-departure-3135939.aspx#Wf0pUaHadD1MOzuU.99

“We spoke to Reggie a lot last season about his end product and that final pass or more of a goal input from that position was needed to take the value up on the player. I think Reggie scored some important goals for us, but probably not quite enough for that position, so we felt the deal we offered Reggie was good value for the player.

“He’s been brilliant for me, Reg, but he’s chosen to take a better offer at Carlisle and we don’t hold that against him, we wish him all the best.”

The gaffer explained that whilst deciding what to offer the winger to remain at One Call Stadium, there were a number of factors which had to be taken into consideration.

“A little bit of our conversation was obviously getting the value for the player and the output that we got from Reggie in terms of assists and goals, but also balancing that up [with] the fact that we lose Reggie for a few weeks every season [on international duty], which is a bit of a pain in the backside.

“He’s chosen to go away in two seasons now when we’ve come to the ‘nitty-gritty’ part of the season, so that was all weighed up in the contract we offered and Carlisle have chosen to put something on the table which Reggie finds interesting and we didn’t think that the value was to match that.

“Fair play to Reg, we wish him all the best in the future and as long as he has an off-day against us, we’ll be fine.”

Our manager stated at this morning’s news conference that despite Lambe moving on to pastures new, it doesn’t affect his recruitment policy as the wide areas are something which he is continually trying to strengthen.

“We played a couple of shapes last season which worked for us at different points of the season and we obviously played a 4-3-3, we went with a diamond at the back end of last season which worked well, so we’re bringing people in that can play a number of positions well, can be effective in a number of positions and in the wide areas, we had nothing up until Friday so we've needed to make a couple of signings in that area.

“We’re happy with what we’re bringing into the building and we’ll get on with our business now, we’re not really bothered about what the boys who haven’t signed are doing, we’re bothered about the boys who have signed.”

Supporters will be able to watch Adam Murray’s news conference, in full, on Stags Player HD later today.

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Lambe leaves, but Stags hoping to unveil new signing today
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Monday 06 June 2016

Mansfield Town winger Reggie Lambe has this morning joined fellow Sky Bet League Two side Carlisle United on a one-year contract.

However, the Stags are hoping to complete and unveil a new signing themselves later today.

Bermudian Lambe has put pen to paper with Keith Curle on a deal at Brunton Park despite manager Adam Murray offering him new terms to remain with Mansfield.

Lambe made 39 appearances for the Stags last season, scoring five goals.

Nevertheless, Murray this morning said he had two more players lined up, with one deal possibly to be completed today.

“One is already agreed,” he said. “He’s just got to sign on the dotted line but he’s away on holiday at the minute so we’ll have to wait for that one.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/lambe-leaves-but-stags-hoping-to-unveil-new-signing-today-1-7949206#ixzz4Aofqv8RU

“But we may possibly have one today and a couple are virtually there, so it’s all going to plan and, hopefully, within the next 10 days we’ll be done and dusted.”

With Lambe and Matty Blair gone, wingers top the Stags’ shopping list along with a right back and a target man.

On Friday they filled the first of those winger slots with the arrival of Dagenham & Redbridge’s Ashley Hemmings.

“We are bringing in people that can play a number of positions well and be effective,” said Murray.

“In the wide areas we had nothing until Friday, so we needed to make a couple of signings in that area.

“With Ashley coming in he can play wide left or wide right.

“He is also very comfortable coming in to play in pockets in that No.10 role or in a diamond if we decide to use it in certain games.

“He is a mixture between Junior Brown and Reggie Lambe. I’ve liked him for a long time and I think the fans will.”

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No hard feelings after Lambe rejects Stags’ ‘value for money’ deal
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Monday 06 June 2016

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray wished winger Reggie Lambe all the best as the Bermudian winger today opted to reject a new deal from Stags and join League Two rivals Carlisle United.

Lambe, 25, had spent two seasons with the Stags and Murray told club website http://www.mansfieldtown.net: “Obviously we offered Reggie something at the end of the season/start of the summer, and Reggie’s been offered a better, more financial-better off deal up at Carlisle.

“So we respect his decision. We felt that what we offered Reggie was value for money.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/no-hard-feelings-after-lambe-rejects-stags-value-for-money-deal-1-7949525#ixzz4Aog3tuO7

“We spoke to Reggie a lot last season about his end product and that final pass or more of a goal input from that position was needed to take the value up on the player.

“I think Reggie scored some important goals for us, but probably not quite enough for that position, so we felt the deal we offered Reggie was good value for the player.

“He’s been brilliant for me, but he’s chosen to take a better offer at Carlisle and we don’t hold that against him, we wish him all the best.”

He added: “A little bit of our conversation was obviously getting the value for the player and the output that we got from Reggie in terms of assists and goals, but also balancing that up with the fact that we lose Reggie for a few weeks every season (on international duty), which is a bit of a pain in the backside.

“He’s chosen to go away in two seasons now when we’ve come to the ‘nitty-gritty’ part of the season, so that was all weighed up in the contract we offered and Carlisle have chosen to put something on the table which Reggie finds interesting and we didn’t think that the value was to match that.

“Fair play to Reg, we wish him all the best in the future and as long as he has an off-day against us, we’ll be fine.

“We’re happy with what we’re bringing into the building and we’ll get on with our business now, we’re not really bothered about what the boys who haven’t signed are doing, we’re bothered about the boys who have signed.”

The only outstanding contract now not signed is centre half Ryan Tafazolli, who is expected to be unveiled at Peterborough United.

Lambe said goodbye to the club via Twitter, stating: “Salutations to all the staff and players at Mansfield Town for all they have done for me the past two years. I wish you all the best.”

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twitter
Reggie Lambe @ReggieNaldo
Salutations to all the staff and players at Mansfield town for all they have done for me the past 2 years. I wish you all the best.
Buzzing for a new challenge at @officialcufc can't wait to meet the lads and get the ball rolling!

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CONTRACTS: Wide man joins United
Mon 06 Jun 2016, by Andy Hall, carlisleunited.co.uk

Winger Reggie Lambe makes the move up north
Carlisle United have today signed Bermudan international Reggie Lambe on a one-year deal (with an option) which keeps him at Brunton park until at least the summer of 2017.

Lambe, 25, cut his teeth in the game in the youth ranks at Ipswich and made six appearances whilst at Portman Road.

Read more at http://www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/article/winger-reggie-lambe-makes-the-move-up-north-3135643.aspx#ROlP8aGbEOa6IwEr.99

He enjoyed a loan spell with Bristol Rovers, prior to a move to Canada to play with Toronto FC in the MLS, where he became a Championship winner in 2012.

A three-month move to Sweden’s Nykopings BIS followed where he played 12 games and earned himself a trial with Mansfield Town on a two-year deal.

He made his debut for the Stags in their 3-2 home victory over Carlisle United in September 2014 where he came on as a 74th minute substitute for Fergus Bell.

Head of recruitment Lee Dykes said: “People like Reggie can unlock doors for you in difficult situations. He's a wide player who can come in off the line, or go down it, and he's good with both feet.

“We'll be able to play Reggie in a number of positions, but we've spoken to him and we know what his best position will be. Reggie had more financially lucrative offers to go and play at the same level, or higher, but he’s chosen to come here and that’s something we’re very pleased about.”

This deal remains subject to the clearance of all paperwork.

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INTERVIEW: He's very creative with the ball at his feet
Mon 06 Jun 2016, by Amy Nixon, carlisleunited.co.uk

Lee Dykes on Reggie Lambe

Head of recruitment Lee Dykes spoke to us about the signing of wide man Reggie Lambe.

"Reggie did well against us both times he played us last season," he said. "He probably killed us a little bit with the goal he scored against us, which was the second goal in the game.

Read more at http://www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/article/lee-dykes-on-reggie-lambe-3134928.aspx#Aqt5B8mWTJV4qCYQ.99

"He's a good, tricky player and he's someone you don't want to be up against one-against-one. He can go either way and he can play anywhere across the front three. He's very creative with the ball at his feet and we're excited about seeing Reggie in pre-season, and adding that ability to our squad."

"People like Reggie can unlock doors for you in difficult situations," he continued. "He's a very talented player who will do well on the pitch at Brunton Park. He's a wide player who can come in off the line, or go down it, and he's good with both feet and he'll score and create goals.

"We'll be able to play Reggie in a number of positions but we've spoken to him and we know what his best position will be. Reggie had more financially lucrative offers to go and play at the same level, and a higher level.

"He could also have stayed at the club he was at last season, but as soon as we met Reggie the manager sold the club and his philosophy to him. He bought into that straight away. I think he sees himself getting more of the ball at Carlisle United and that's what we intend to give him.

"Reggie isn't the sort of player who would have enjoyed being camped in his own half when he played at Brunton Park last season - but he can be camped in his half then switch it on and score a goal, as we saw."

On the ongoing work to bring more players into the club, he explained: "People might think myself and the manager watch the game on the sideline and take a few training sessions and that's it.

"That isn't the case.We've been looking at players since January even though we didn't know if we would be in League One or League Two. It didn't really matter to me, because the players I was looking at would have been quality in both leagues.

"The players we've retained give us a strong foundation to help new arrivals, like Nicky Adams and Reggie Lambe, to come into the building and kick us on.

"Some signings take a bit of time and others go through quickly, whereas some never go through. Until they sign on the dotted line you don't like to count your chickens too early.

"We've now signed five players who we thought we could get into the building quickly. The fans will like that, we hope ... and there's more to come."

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