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23rd March 2006 14:25

McLachlan out on loan
mansfieldtown.net, 23 March 2006
Fraser McLachlan is all set to go out on loan to Nationwide Conference side Morecambe this afternoon. It is expected that Fraser will be joining sixth placed Morecambe for the duration of the season.

Movement in the opposite direction in the e current Transfer window is most unlikely says Stag's boss Peter Shirtliff:

"We are unlikely to be bringing anybody into the club this time but Fraser McLachlan will be joining Morecambe until the end of the season. He has not been playing much lately band I think it is important he gets some games under his belt. I think that he understands that when the team are doing so well it is difficult to get into the side and if they do get in the side through certain circumstances they have to do well to stay in it"
Shirtliff denies Barker rumours
mansfieldtown.net, 23 March 2006
There has been a lot of media speculation stating Mansfield Town's Hit man Richard Barker is been chased by a number of clubs the latest being Grimsby Town.

"Simply not true" says Stag's Boss Peter Shirtliff.

"NO body has phoned me about Richie and speaking to the chairman I have been informed by him that no body has contacted him either so as far as i am concerned he is going nowhere.

"He is contracted for another season, I think that he is enjoying his time here. He is Captain and playing well and hopefully we can go onto better things" he told the official website this morning

The move was also denied by Grimsby Boss Russell Slade:

"I did hear that on the radio, I don't know where that has come from, but it is the first I know." He told the Grimsby Website
Good Feeling at the Mill
mansfieldtown.net, 23 March 2006
Stag's boss Peter Shirtliff says that although there is a good feeling around field Mill at the moment there is no room for complacency

"Everybody is feeling quite good about themselves at the moment but there is no room to be complacent. We will continue to work hard preparing for Saturday's game against Bristol Rovers exactly as we have for all our previous games.

"The players are very confident which has come as a result of getting good results on the pitch, they are playing quite well and there has been some very good individual performances. But we have to continue to be fluent and keep the momentum going and hopefully we can get another good result at Bristol On Saturday"

Although it is difficult to wipe the smile of his face at the moment Shirtliff refuses to be drawn into talk about the play-offs saying "We have lost fourteen games which is too many really and we have conceded too many goals. Of late we have been a bit tighter and long may it continue.

"You never know I suppose it is still mathematically possible but I am not thinking about things like the play-offs just concentrating on one game at a time and get as many points as possible and hopefully a win on Saturday will be a step in the right direction.

"We was a little bit unlucky not to pick up many points through the Christmas and January period but since then we have kicked on since then and done well. But as I said we need to keep concentrating on the game to hand and this week it is Bristol. When they came here I was surprised that they got a poi t out of the game I think they were probably as surprised as we were. We played quite well on the night and in my opinion we should have won the game but a late goal due largely to our naivety and stupidity cost us two points but we have to eliminate the errors and be tighter, and, take Walker and Agogo out of the equation (amongst the top scorers in our league) by making sure they do not get on the score sheet on Saturday.

"What ever it will be a tough game, they are a difficult side and at home they will be looking to put out a good performance in front of their own fans" he added


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