STAGS TAKE TWO ON TRIAL
Stags take two on trial
MANSFIELD Town have taken Nottingham Forest's French striker Mickael Antoine-Curier on trial.
And he and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Gavin Kelly will both play in tomorrow afternoon's (Wednesday, 2pm) Avon Insurance League home reserve game with Scarborough at Field Mill.
Curier (20) is a big mobile target man and has impressed in Forest's reserves.
"I think Forest want to keep him but he is not ready for their first team right now and Paul Hart has allowed me to have a lok at him wuth the possibility of a loan." said manager Keith Curle.
"But he will have to be very good for me to take them up on the offer as this would be the last of the eight loans we allowed this season, most having been used before I came here.
"He certainly looks good in training. But I want to see him in a proper game or two."
Keeper Kelly, set to be released by Spurs this summer, has been recommended by Curle's former Wimbledon team mate Hans Segers who is goalkeeping coach at White Hart Lane.
None of Stags' injured players are ready to play tomorrow afternoon.
But Allen Tankard (knee) is back jogging and Neil MacKenzie (knee) is champing at the bit, although Jamie Clarke still has some back discomfort.
Colin Larkin (hamstring) is also making good progress.
Iyseden Christie had a scan of his injured knee last week which showed the problem was not as bad as first feared.
And, if he can shake off a stomach bug he picked up over the weekend in time, he is expected to rejoin the squad for Friday's trip to Colchester.
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