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18th October 2005 19:40

D'Laryea nets Mansfield loan move
Mansfield have signed Manchester City midfielder Jonathan D'Laryea on loan.
The 20-year-old becomes caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff first signing at Field Mill after joining the Stags for an initial month's stay.

D'Laryea has made one senior appearance for City since coming through the club's youth-team ranks.

Shirtliff hoping to bring in more new faces as he looks to get Mansfield off the bottom of the table and land the manager's job on a permanent basis.

Jon grabs his chance

Young midfielder Jonathan D'Laryea is heading to Mansfield Town on a month's loan, and Stuart Pearce says this a great opportunity for the player to advance himself.
The 20-year-old's only taste of first team action so far was in last season's Carling Cup tie at Highbury, but the Manager says that Jonathan and the others out on loan currently - Willo Flood and Karl Bermingham - need experience like this to benefit themselves and Manchester City.

"They are going out there for a purpose, not just to kill time or kill a month, they are going out there to get experience and come back to Manchester City as better players - that's what it is all about. People have got to understand that, and the players have to understand that themselves."

With the likes of Stephen Jordan and Lee Croft now gracing the senior side's midfield, D'Laryea's opportunities looked limited for now, but Pearce feels that a taste of first team action in Division Two can only be a good thing.

"Jon D'Laryea at 20 years old has not experienced league football, he has got to go out and learn what the harsh world is like. It's vastly important for him, and I think it will certainly benefit Mansfield," says Pearce.

The Stags are currently bottom of the league and are under the caretaker management of Peter Shirtliff following Carlton Palmer's recent resignation. On paper this looks like a tough move for D'Laryea, but the Manager says that the young man was eager to take this chance to prove himself.

"It's a difficult move for him because of their situation at the moment, in an ideal world I would want to slip him in a side that doing fairly well but as often happens the teams that are doing fairly well don't ring you up and ask for players!

"We think this is a decent move for him, as soon as I mentioned it he jumped at the opportunity, which for me is the mark of the man. He's really looking forward to it and I think it can only benefit him."

Tim Oscroft

Shirtliff makes first signing
CHAD website, 18 October 2005

PETER Shirtliff has made his first signing with the arrival of Manchester City midfielder Jonathan D'Laryea (23, error actually 20) on a month's loan.
A promising product of City's Academy, he made his first team debut in the Carling Cup against Arsenal a year ago.
But, although he has continued to play in their reserves, he has not been back in the first team since and will be at Field Mill in time for Saturday's game with Barnet and can play in Tuesday's Carling Cup clash with Millwall.
Caretaker boss Shirtliff had been knocked back by three players; refusal to join Stags last week.
But he is hopeful another player could join before the weekend and maybe even another next week.
D'Laryea: Penned a one-month deal
Shirtliff lands City ace
Mansfield caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff has signed Manchester City midfielder Jonathan D'Laryea on a one-month loan deal.

The 23-year-old (error, actually 20) has made only one senior appearance for City with his debut coming in last season's 2-1 Carling Cup defeat to visiting Arsenal.

But D'Laryea will not be part of the squad for Town's LDV Vans Trophy clash with Hereford at Field Mill.

Shirtliff gets his man
Stags Caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff has landed the first of the players he has been chasing to bolster his team. He identified early on that certain areas of the park needed to be addressed 'if we are to be competitive'. The first and probably most apparent area has been the midfield and Shirtliff has been chasing a number of players to add strength to this position.
After completing talks with Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce, Shirtliff has landed the signature of 23 year old Jonathan D'Laryea (actually 20).
Manchester born D'Laryea who is well thought of at the City of Manchester Stadium made his First team debut in the Carling Cup game against Arsenal and will be joining the Stags at Field Mill on an initial one month loan deal.
D'Laryea attended training this morning and the early signs are promising and he is expected to figure in staurday's home game against Barnet
In the meantime Shirtliff has had talks with other players and is hopeful to securing at least one more name prior to the Millwall game next Tuesday but until something is definite he is playing his cards very closely to his chest.
Premierleague.com :
The Manchester-born former Academy player has broken through into the senior side this season making his debut in October's Carling Cup defeat against Arsenal before signing a contract extension in November. Still a teenager, the promising midfielder harbours dreams of taking his first steps in the Barclays Premiership.
4thegame :
Jonathan D'Laryea
Place of Birth: Manchester, England
Date Of Birth: 03/ 09/ 1985


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