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15th June 2005 21:41

mansfieldtown.net reports that Stags Boss Carlton Palmer is continuing his contract negotiations with shot stopper Kevin Pilkington to retain his services at Field Mill.

The 31 year old keeper has stated that 'we are close to reaching an agreement' and despite being linked in talks with other clubs he would like to stay at Mansfield.

IN the meantime Stag's Manager Carlton Palmer and Chairman Keith Haslam have had in-depth talks with a Premiership club who are keen to let their Goalkeeper out.

The top flight club keeper who is remaining nameless at this time is highly rated by his manager, his club's fans and by the Stags' manager who is equally as keen to land the signature of the player.

mansfieldtown.net also reports that everybody at Mansfield Town Football Club would like to take this opportunity to formally wish Colin Larkin all the very best of luck at Chesterfield and in his future career.

The Dundalk born hit man regrettably never really fulfilled his true potential during his time at Field Mill which was blighted with injury for much of his time at the Mill. This is an attributing factor that Stags Boss Carlton Palmer recognises:

"I would like to wish Colin Larkin all the very best for his future career. Unfortunately he never realised his potential whilst here possibly because of the string of injuries he sustained during his time at the club and I regrettably, feel that I have to go with players that can play regularly throughout the season. I hope that he has better luck on the injury front in the future and that he can realise his true potential in the game" said Palmer

mansfieldtown.net reports that Stags Boss Carlton Palmer is putting recent disappointment behind him and moving forward chasing a number of players who he has identified to bolster his squad.

With the recent events surrounding Rob Clare and Danny Bacon now behind him, Palmer has continued with his search for new players to join Mansfield Town next season already identifying four possibilities. But, having learnt a valuable lesson he will not be announcing the player's names until their signatures are adorning the dotted line of a Stags playing Contract.

"Of course I was disappointed at what happened with Rob and Danny but now I have to put that behind me and look forward. I have spoken to a number of players who have said that they would like to come to Mansfield and play for me." he said.

Talking about the lack of movement to the club, Palmer denies that this is the case pointing out that:

"What a lot of people are seeing are players leaving the club but not so many coming through the doors in the opposite direction but let's not forget that we did a lot of transfer deals during the season bringing in the likes of Richie Barker, Giles Coke, Simon Brown, Fraser McLachlan and Kyle Jacobs as well as bringing Callum Lloyd through from the youth setup. So in fact we have brought in quite a lot of players already and the Chairman is backing me in my bid to bring even more in. I am hoping to have some signatures as early as next week"

Meanwhile the club is preparing itself for the arrival of Peter Shirtliffe who is expected to arrive in time for Pre-season training and the friendly games:

13/07/05 Sheffield FC (Away) 7.30pm
16/07/05 Derby County (Home) 3.00pm
22/07/05 Huddersfield (Home) 7.30pm
27/07/05 Sheffield Wednesday (Home) 7.45pm
30/07/05 Rotherham United (Home) 3.00pm

Other friendly games are to include: Teversal and Matlock Town both away


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