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STAGS MISS OUT ON TWO ON DEADLINE DAY
8th September 2017 22:57


2 Sep 2017

Mansfield Town missed out on two players on deadline day.

Steve Evans had wanted to bring in a young striker who would go into his development squad, but Evans said before the game at Carlisle they had not been able to get it over the line. However he could still do it in January.

Meanwhile Steve Evans had told EFL Matters on Sky Sports on Thursday:
"We're trying to do one more deal which would be a club record. We're not sure whether it's going to go ahead but the Chief Executive is trying as we speak."

Comment by Martin - obviously this didn't go ahead. This was presumably the player who Evans referred to during interview the day before as:
“We have found out someone is available this morning.
I got the call from his agent and we’ve asked what the level of deal would be. It would be a surprise if that one happened as I struggle to think for one minute that this kid is going to be playing in League Two when the window slams shut. He plays on the right side where we have two or three good options"

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Mansfield Town will keep targets on January radar
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Thursday 07 September 2017

Two players targeted by Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans before last week’s transfer deadline day will remain on his radar for January.

Evans successfully brought in Millwall midfielder Calum Butcher, who netted on his debut at Carlisle last Saturday just two minutes after coming on as a substitute.

But Evans had also mentioned chasing a young striker at one of his former clubs and a promising young talent from the Championship he hadn’t expected to become available.

Evans said: “To be fair Carolyn was talking quite a lot with Millwall to get Calum done and dusted.

Read more at: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-will-keep-targets-on-january-radar-1-8743025

“So, quite rightly, she called me on that afternoon to say all the focus had to go on Calum and can we go as we are without the others? I said yes.

“But we will keep an eye on the others. They didn’t go elsewhere. “The young striker has stayed where he is and the young man we could have brought from a Championship club decided to stay and fight for a place to get in his team.

“I don’t think that’s going to be achievable for him. We’ll look at it again in January.”

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