STAGS SIGN ADAM CHAPMAN
Adam Chapman returns to Mansfield
mansfieldtown.net, 14th May 2015
Midfielder pens deal at One Call Stadium for next season
Highly-rated midfielder Adam Chapman has returned to One Call Stadium, as manager Adam Murray secures his first signing of the close season.
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The transfer will be completed subject to Football League approval.
The 25-year-old will be well remembered by Stags fans for the part he played in our Conference Premier winning season in 2013, scoring four goals in 11 appearances.
He became the first player to score a hat trick on his debut for the Stags, at home to Stockport County in March that year, since Keith Cassells in 1985.
On his return to One Call Stadium, the former Newport County player said: “It feels brilliant to be back.
“I’ve turned down more money from other clubs to come here; that’s how passionate I am to be here. I hoped I could stay here last time, but didn’t get the chance.
“I’ve known the manager for quite a long period of time. He has shown a massive interest in getting me here. The vision he sold me, and how he wants to play football, really excites me.
Manager Adam Murray said: "At this level, he’s probably one of the best midfielders around. He has a good presence, fitness, good distribution and he has ‘a goal in him’. He’ll ‘get us playing’.”
Chapman phone ban as Murray clinched deal for Mansfield Town
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Thursday 21 May 2015
Adam Murray has revealed how he had to confiscate Adam Chapman’s mobile phone to stave off competition for his signature on the day he joined Mansfield Town last week.
Influential midfielder Chapman agreed a deal to join Stags from Newport County last week and return to the club he impressed at on loan two seasons back.
But he was quickly in demand once it was known he was leaving the Exiles and Murray said: “I signed Chappy as I felt would be a big one for the football club.
“The day that he signed we had three managers ringing him on the day trying to stop the deal, so it was a coup for us.
“We actually took his phone out the room at one point so we couldn’t get interrupted as it kept ringing.”
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