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25th June 2005 23:22


David Artell claims he swapped Mansfield for Chester because he feels City will finish higher in League Two this season.

The 24-year-old defender has signed a two-year deal with Keith Curle's men after Mansfield finally accepted a third undisclosed offer.

Artell, who was unveiled along with former Stags Tom Curtis and Luke Dimech, is looking forward to working with former Mansfield boss Curle again, and admits he was far from happy with life at Field Mill.

He said: "I had put a lot of faith in Keith Curle saying he really wanted me and I think I burnt my bridges at Mansfield a while back. I was relieved to get the phone call saying it's all on.

"Keith is a good manager and he didn't get a fair crack of the whip at Mansfield.

"The reason I chose this club is because I know it'll be more successful than Mansfield Town next season.

"I haven't come here to finish outside the top seven. There's no point in aiming for mid-table and I haven't come here to be unsuccessful. A mid-table finish - for me - is failure."


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