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24th October 2010 23:35


Holdsworth confident he's the man to lead Stags into new era
Evening Post, 12 Oct 2010
DAVID Holdsworth today insisted the prospect of leading Mansfield Town into a new era does not faze him.


The Stags boss has been impressed by the input of new owner and chairman John Radford and chief executive Steve Barker.

Holdsworth knows the spotlight will increasingly fall on his management skills now he has the ability to compete financially in the transfer market for the best players.

But that is a pressure he is happy to have – because it means exciting times are ahead if he gets it right.

"I'm very confident about the future and it's a project where I think there is excitement," said Holdsworth.

"I don't want to call it project promotion because that would be copying the gentleman down the road (Steve Evans at Crawley), who is doing very well.

"We can attract players when the time is right who can achieve a little bit more.

"It is a good pressure that comes with bringing in better players. If that is what is needed, then I will certainly deliver it.

"Mr Radford wants to take the club back into the league and I can only commend him for that. We have to play chess and know our next move."

But Holdsworth is clear Mansfield are less likely to splash big amounts on transfer fees, as Crawley have done.

The Red Devils spent £275,000 to bring in Richard Brodie from York, £75,000 to capture Matt Tubbs from Salisbury and a similar amount to lure Kyle McFadzean from Alfreton.

Holdsworth said: "Any manager worth his salt would try to avoid overspending."



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