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7th March 2011 11:27

Moult extends Stags stay
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 28 Feb 2011

Striker Louis Moult has extended his stay with us for a further month, we are pleased to announce.


The 18-year-old year old has impressed in his four starts for us since joining on loan from Stoke City a month ago, notching two goals in the process.

Manager Duncan Russell told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "He's a quality player who has played at a good level and I am delighted to have secured him for another month.

"He's only played a handful of games for us so far but has shown me more than enough in that time."


Moult Loan Extended With Stags
stokecityfc.com, Mon 28 Feb 2011

STOKE CITY have today agreed to extend the loan of teenage striker Louis Moult at Blue Square Premier League side Mansfield Town.


Moult will gain further experience at Field Mill by spending the month of March with the non-league side after impressing in his initial spell.

The 18-year-old Academy product scored twice on his League debut for Mansfield to lead a fightback in the draw 3-3 with Newport County.

Prior to that, Moult made his first appearance in an FA Trophy tie where he came up against his older brother Jake playing for Alfreton.

Mansfield have played only two League matches in the month of February, the other game in the Blue Square Premier League being another draw with Barrow in which he played for more than hour, but was hampered by a back injury.

Therefore, he will be hoping for more match action in the second month of the loan period when the Stags have a busy eight game schedule


Aldershot Town sign Mansfield striker Luke Medley
bbc.co.uk, Mon 28 Feb 2011

Aldershot have signed Mansfield striker Luke Medley on a one-month loan deal.


The 21-year-old has scored five goals in 22 appearances for the Stags in Blue Square Bet Premier this season.

Shots boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey: "We're shuffling the pack a little bit while we can. He'll come in and give a little boost to the squad.

"He's got terrific pace and is a good size. He can play down the middle and I think he can make an impact for us from the bench."

Holdsworth added: "I'm looking for anyone to score goals."

The former Bradford and Barnet forward is expected to be in the squad for the visit of Gillingham in League Two on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, youth team goalkeeper Jordan Clement and midfielder Max Worsfold have joined Blue Square Bet South outfit Maidenhead United on work experience deal


Russell says Stags will be pushed to the limit after latest postponement
Evening Post, 28 Feb 2011

DUNCAN Russell admits his Mansfield Town squad will be pushed to the limit by an ever-increasing fixture backlog in the last two months of the season.


The postponement of Saturday's FA Trophy quarter-final at Chasetown will now be played tomorrow night at the Scholars Ground.

It means the scheduled Blue Square Bet Premier game against high-flying Crawley Town will now have to be re-arranged.

And if Mansfield can beat Chasetown there is the prospect of more disruption, with the two-legged semi-finals to be played on the Saturdays of March 12 and 19, when they are due to meet Bath City and travel to Histon.

"We were gutted that the game was off on Saturday because all the lads were up for it, but there is nothing you can do about it," said manager Russell.

"The biggest worry is that we have so many games to fit in. It is going to make it a bit of a nightmare.

"There could be the possibility that we are going to be playing three games in a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – at some point. We are certainly going to be playing most Tuesday nights between now and the end of the season.

"It is going to put a big strain on the players, but that is why you have a squad and everyone is going to get their chance."

Mansfield are still waiting for the results of the scan on goalkeeper Neil Collett's knee injury and expect to get them today or tomorrow.

The former Coventry man was injured in training in the lead up to the 2-2 draw at Barrow.


Russ silent on Luton draw
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 28 Feb 2011

Despite the lure of a glamorous meeting with BSBP high flyers Luton Town awaiting the winners of our Quarter Final clash with Chasetown tomorrow night, Manager Duncan Russell is not getting ahead of himself.


Although there maybe some who get caught up in the excitement of a potential meeting with one of non league's most high profile sides, the Gaffer says that he will not be one of them with Evo Stik Premier Division outfit Chasetown still blocking our path into the last four of the competition.

"I've seen the draw but I'm not bothered about Luton at the minute," he said. "My concern is tomorrow night's game and I'm not even going to talk about Luton. I take things one game at a time."

'Russ' also says that he is concerned about the prospect of more disruption to the fixture list caused by our progress in the FA Trophy but that he would still rather go all the way to the Final. The postponement of this tie originally scheduled for Saturday means that our BSBP clash away at Crawley will need to be rearranged whilst should we feature in a two-legged semi final tie against the Hatters, room will have to be made for our league games against Bath and Histon.

He added: "We were all very disappointed to see it postponed because we had built up to it and were raring to go.

"Mentally you look forward to it and to find out at the last minute that it was off was quite a blow. But, we will prepare again and have another go at it tomorrow.

"The problem starts with fixtures. If tomorrow is a draw then we will need a replay and league games start to build up. It gets messy but I would still like to get on in the competition."

In team news, 'Russ' revealed that he has a completely fit squad to choose from with the exception of central defender Rhys Day who saw a specialist last week with a tendon problem



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