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2nd January 2009 10:34

30 Dec 2008, Paul Madin leaves Mansfield Town as physio after 5 years.
From mansfieldtown.net here

31 Dec 2008, Holdsworth adds to backroom staff.
From mansfieldtown.net here


Holdsworth brings in backroom team at Stags

Evening Post, 31Dec08
PAUL Madin today said he was "disappointed and frustrated" to be axed as Mansfield Town's physio.

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New manager David Holdsworth said before Monday's game against Burton Albion he would bide his time before appointing his backroom staff.
But the Evening Post understands Holdsworth is to bring in his assistant Kevin Philliskirk, sports scientist Gavin Jones and physio Jason Truscott from his former club, Ilkeston.
Madin, 40, who has served the club for almost five years, was told his services were no longer required after the loss to the Brewers.
But he has wasted no time – taking the newly-vacant physio post at Ilkeston ahead of the Robins' trip to Hednesford on New Year's Day.
"I'm disappointed to leave because I wanted to carry on," said Madin. "I would have given the new manager my full commitment and pulled trees up for him. He wants to bring in his own men and I respect that, but I just wished I'd had the chance to prove myself to him and to not get the chance is frustrating."
Madin first joined the club during Keith Curle's time as manager and has worked with five other permanent bosses in Carlton Palmer, Peter Shirtliff, Billy Dearden, Paul Holland and Billy McEwan.
He added: " I have enjoyed my time at Mansfield and had some really good moments.
"The trip up to Newcastle in the FA Cup is a particular fond memory and the games on TV, such as the Middlesbrough game last season, were good ones too.
"I have seen the club run by a lot of different managers and they have all had their different approaches and styles. I got on well with all of them.
"The most disappointing time would have to be the club's relegation out of the Football League."

Ilkeston coaching staff 'join Mansfield' - Stags physio leaves

CHAD.co.uk, UPDATE 31/12, By Tim Morriss
THE David Holdsworth revolution appears to be underway at Mansfield Town with reports that three coaching staff members are joining Field Mill from Ilkeston - while the Stags physio Paul Madin has left the club.

From CHAD.co.uk here

The Unibond Premier club, from where Holdsworth became the Stags seventh manager in four years on Monday, said on Tuesday morning that three coaches have left for Mansfield.

These are reported to be coach Kev Philliskirk - once head of youth at the Stags - physio and Stags fan Jason Truscott and sports scientist/nutritionist Gavin Jones.

Late on Tuesday afternoon the Stags appeared to confirm Chad's exclusive report when it announced that physio Paul Madin has left Field Mill after five years at the club. Ironically, it is believed that he is joining Ilkeston.

Then on New Year's Eve the Stags' official website mansfieldtown.net confirmed the appointment of Truscott and Jones.

New boss Holdsworth said: "Jason has worked with me before and knows my methods. He is a good guy and a Mansfield Town supporter. The boys will be suitably looked after by him.

"Gavin will be regularly weighing in our players, testing fat and body mass levels, and making sure they are in the right condition.

"He will give advice on nutrition, dietary planning and the conditions of the players' bodies.

"The players will buy into this, and they must do in order for them to be in tip-top condition."

On Monday evening Holdsworth said that he would be quickly bringing in a sports science approach to coaching - including regularly assessing the players' body fat and diet and nutrition.

Talking about the sports science approach - something new at Field Mill - the new manager said on New Year's Eve: "It gives you an idea of how hard the players are prepared to work. Today (Wednesday) they are working with heart rate monitors, we will know how hard they are working and whether that is conducive to them getting to the levels of performance I expect . . . if they don't perform they will do extra work . . . you can't hide on the training ground . . . they are paid well and I want to get the best out of them."

Talking about the defeat against Burton, he added: "The workrate was there, but it needs to be designed a bit better. We will work on the organisational stuff.

"Fair play to Mark (Stallard) and Adie (Moses), they have worked hard, but now they can concentrate on football.

"The performance when we hadn't got the ball was the most important thing. We switched off a lot from throw-ins and that upset me a little bit. We have got to switch on the light bulb when the ball is out of play.

"At 2-0 Burton didn't have anything else to go for . . . we really didn't do anything to upset them. We could have done more in the offensive area."

Saying that he is looking for stability and progression in 2009, Holdsworth said he would be giving the player's New Year's Day off and called on them to be sensible over the New Year holiday.

He added: "I wish all of our fans a happy New Year and I hope it is a good one."

He also said that he would be drawing on the experience of caretaker managers Adie Moses and Mark Stallard before making any staffing decisions.



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