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22nd April 2009 22:32

MacKenzie released by Stags
CHAD, 17 April 2009
By Stephen Thirkill
STAGS midfielder Neil MacKenzie has today left the club by mutual consent.
MacKenzie returned to Field Mill for his second spell at the club in January after he was released by Notts County.

But he failed to break into the first team, making just three starts and five substitute appearances.

Stags boss David Holdsworth told mansfieldtown.net: "He has been frustrated recently by not playing as regularly as he would have liked.

"We have had a good chat about things and have decided that he can move on.

"He is still our registered player and can be called upon if needed, but his future lies elsewhere. We wish him well and thank him for his contribution."

MacKenzie previously appeared in 87 matches for the Stags from 2002-2004 in the Keith Curle era at Field Mill, notably scoring a dramatic winner at Hull City and the only player to score in the Play Off final penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield.

The much travelled midfielder, also famous for becoming the first professional footballer to be a contestant on Channel Four's Countdown TV show, started his career at Stoke City and has been at nine clubs.


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