STAGS SIGN SOLOMON TAIWO
Cox swoops to sign Taiwo
mansfieldtown.net, 12:45 6th October 2012
We are delighted to announce that Solomon Taiwo has signed for Mansfield Town.
The 27-year-old, who featured in our reserve team victory over Gateshead at One Call Stadium on Wednesday night, was a free agent after being released by Cardiff City in the summer.
Taiwo made 12 appearances in three seasons for the Bluebirds, but first made his name in English professional football during a two-year stint at Dagenham & Redbridge.
The combative midfielder played a pivotal role for the Daggers as they narrowly missed out on a place in the League Two play-offs in 2009.
Lagos-born Taiwo, who will wear the number 35 shirt for us, is also available for selection this afternoon, as we head to the R Costings Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United
CHAD by John Lomas
New midfielder Soloman Taiwo was given a debut against Cambridge.
The 6ft 1ins midfielder, a free agent, has been at a number of non-League clubs but once signed for Cardiff City in a £250,000 deal and has recently impressed in a couple of Mansfield reserves outings.
Stags' new signing can make a big impact
PAUL Cox is backing new signing Soloman Taiwo to make a major impact at Mansfield Town.
The former Cardiff midfielder has impressed on trial for the Stags and his signing was confirmed on the morning of the game with Cambridge.
And the 27-year-old was thrown straight into the starting line-up at the Abbey Stadium, although he was substituted as Mansfield crumbled to a 4-1 defeat.
With Gary Roberts out injured and Jamie Hand out for two months following knee surgery on Friday night to clear up a problem, Cox felt the need to add to his central midfield options.
And the Stags boss is clear as to what Taiwo will bring, adding: "He's played at a really good level and we have looked at him for a number of weeks.
"He is a good footballer but not only that, he gets around the field well and is genetically strong.
"He is box-to-box player, likes to get on the ball and dictate the play. He can make good decisions from midfield."
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