SMITH+MITCHLEY EXTEND + TURNER+HIGGINSON LOANS
Smith & Mitchley extend Mansfield Town contracts
Mansfield Town have extended the contracts of midfielder Adam Smith and striker Danny Mitchley until May 2012.
Mitchley, 21, signed for the Stags from Blackpool on non-contract terms in November, while Smith, 25, joined from York in the summer.
Manager Duncan Russell told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Smithy is so important to us, he's a very exciting player.
"I think Danny is a player for the future and he will enhance our team - he has a real thirst for the game."
Duo pen new deals
mansfieldtown.net, Sat 01 Jan 2011
Flying winger Adam Smith and young striker Danny Mitchley have signed new and improved contracts until May 2012, we are delighted to announce.
Smith, 25, joined us in the summer from York City and has made an instant impression during his 21 appearances, scoring four goals.
Former Blackpool frontman Danny Mitchley, 21, has bagged two goals in five games since making his debut in November.
Manager Duncan Russell said: "It's great to procure Adam's services. He is such a young and exciting player as well as a crowd pleaser.
"You tend not to see as many exciting wingers these days, but Adam has skill in abundance and is a terrific goalscorer, from anywhere on the pitch.
"It is really pleasing to see that he concentrates much more time recently to his defending duties which helps consolidate the team. He is undoubtedly one of the best wingers in this division, if not above."
On Danny Mitchley, the manager added: "For a boy who was on the dole only a few weeks ago, since joining the club, including his trial period, he has shown great commitment and trains very hard to improve his game.
"I see him as a young and up and coming forward who has a real thirst for the game and wants to do well and achieve things. I think he's a player for the future and will enhance our football team."
Young duo extend loan stays
mansfieldtown.net, Thu 30 Dec 2010
Defender Ben Turner and striker Conor Higginson have both extended their loan deals.
Turner will now stay at Evo Stik Premier side North Ferriby until the end of the season whilst Higginson's deal at Glapwell will run until March 31st 2011.
19-year-old Turner joined North Ferriby in August for a second time after spending most of last season with the Villagers at left back. He came through our youth ranks before turning professional prior to the start of last season.
Higginson is in his second consecutive season at Glapwell after turning professional with us in July 2008. He has made one appearance in the amber and blue coming on as a substitute against Northwich in April 2009.
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