STAGS SIGN JIMMY SPENCER
League Two promotion-winner pens Stags deal
mansfieldtown.net, 16th May 2017
Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans has moved to capture former Plymouth Argyle striker Jimmy Spencer, the Stags are delighted to announce.
The 25-year-old forward spent 12 years with Huddersfield Town from the age of seven and made his professional debut for League Two side Morecambe after joining the Shrimps on a season-long loan deal.
He scored eight goals in 32 League appearances for the Lancashire side before returning to the Terriers, where he signed a new two-year contract.
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Spencer then joined League Two club Cheltenham Town in July 2011 on a half-season loan, a move which was extended until the end of the season. He averaged a goal every four games for the Robins before returning to Huddersfield and earning a place in the first team.
The Leeds-born forward played in both league and cup competitions for the Terriers before being sent out on loan to test himself in League One with then-third tier club Brentford.
He spent his final loan spell with Scunthorpe United in the 2013/14 season and subsequently signed for League Two club Notts County, where he first worked under manager Shaun Derry.
Spencer scored five goals in 13 appearances for the Magpies and was rewarded with a new two-year at Meadow Lane.
However, he agreed to cancel his contract in January 2016 to link up with former boss Derry at his new club Cambridge United.
Spencer scored six goals in 18 appearances for the U’s, including a goal with his very first touch for the club in a 3-1 victory away to Leyton Orient.
He left the club at the end of the 2015/16 season and joined Plymouth Argyle, where he tasted promotion success.
The forward made 28 appearances for the Pilgrims as they won promotion from League Two and scored their final goal of the campaign, coming off the bench to get on the score-sheet in a 1-1 draw with Grimsby Town.
Speaking to http://www.mansfieldtown.net after signing, Spencer is eager to be involved in a promotion challenge next season.
"I just spoke to the manager (Steve Evans) and we’re looking for big things this season. We’re going to get out of this league, that’s what we all want, and I can’t wait to get started," the new Stags' striker said.
"The club’s looking to go to the next level and that’s what I want to do as well.
"It’s an unbelievable feeling, getting promoted. I’ve been to Wembley before with Cheltenham and we failed at the last hurdle but to get promoted automatically is unbelievable.
"It takes a lot during the season, grinding results as well as playing well but I think with the manager, he knows what it takes and let’s give it a good go."
Spencer’s contract will commence from 01 July and is subject to EFL ratification.
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Jimmy Spencer: Mansfield agree to sign Plymouth striker in July
Jimmy Spencer scored three goals in 17 appearances during an injury-hit 2016-17 season for Plymouth
League Two Mansfield Town have agreed a deal to sign Plymouth Argyle striker Jimmy Spencer.
The 25-year-old former Notts County forward will officially join the Stags when his contract runs out on 1 July.
Spencer, who played 28 times for Argyle as they won promotion from League Two this season, told the Mansfield website he was impressed by the ambition of both the club and boss Steve Evans.
"I spoke to the manager and we're looking for big things," Spencer said.
Spencer, who joined Argyle from Cambridge in July 2016, missed three months of the season after breaking and dislocating his ankle.
He added: "We're going to get out of this league, that's what we all want and I can't wait to get started. The club's looking to go to the next level and that's what I want to do as well."
The length of Spencer's contract has not been revealed.
Mansfield Town agree deal to sign Plymouth Argyle striker Jimmy Spencer
By Chris Errington, plymouthherald.co.uk, May 16, 2017
STRIKER Jimmy Spencer is targeting another League Two promotion with new club Mansfield Town after being released by Plymouth Argyle.
The 25-year-old will officially complete his move to Mansfield on July 1, after his contract with the Pilgrims ends.
Spencer made 25 appearances for Argyle in League Two this term, including 17 starts, as they finished as runners-up to Portsmouth on goal difference.
He netted three times for the Pilgrims, with the last one being the equaliser in the season-ending 1-1 draw at Grimsby Town.
Spencer was among nine players released by Argyle manager Derek Adams last week.
Now he has agreed a new deal with Mansfield, who finished 12th in League Two, but only four points outside the play-off positions.
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