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3rd February 2015 0:19

Fergus Bell transferred to Yeovil Town
mansfieldtown.net, 29th January 2015

Attacking midfielder transferred to Huish Park

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/fergus-bell-joins-yeovil-town-2234495.aspx#rezJZa1CMzopDXPl.99

Midfielder Fergus Bell has joined Sky Bet League One side Yeovil Town.

The 24-year-old spent six months with us, making 10 league starts, scoring once in a 2-1 victory at Exeter City back in September. His departure has led to 17-year-old midfielder Joe Fitzpatrick being promoted to the first team.

"Fergus was frustrated at not being in the current squad," said manager Adam Murray.

"Yeovil made an enquiry about him and we have come to an agreement with them for this move to take place.

"We have a tremendous energy about the camp at the minute, with everybody committed to one goal.

"The departure of Fergus opens the door for young Joe Fitzpatrick, who is someone I rate very highly. He will travel with the rest of the squad tomorrow to Carlisle."

We would like to thank Fergus Bell for his efforts during his stay at One Call Stadium and wish him the best of success in his future career.

Bell could make his debut for Yeovil on Saturday in their away match at Peterborough United.


John Radford (@JRadfordMTFC) tweeted at 8:25 PM on Thu, Jan 29, 2015:
Good to see 17-year-old midfielder Joe Fitzpatrick promoted to the first team. Well done Joe #stags #youth


ytfc.net, 29th January 2015

Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm the signing of free agent Fergus Bell.

Read more at http://www.ytfc.net/news/article/fergus-bell-joins-glovers-2234584.aspx#h3902Vlce8w2qc2f.99

24-year-old Bell has joined the Town squad until the end of season.

Bell started his career with Sunderland in 2005 before joining Hibernian in 2007 where he was a member of the Under 19's side that won the Under-19 league and Scottish Youth Cup.

In 2010 he joined Spanish club Jerez Industrial where he made 25 appearances scoring five goals.

Midfielder Bell has also spent time with Mechelen, Heist, Monza and most recently Mansfield Town.


Bell tolls for Fergus and Stags
Mansfield midfielder Fergus Bell has had his contract with the club terminated by mutual consent, Press Association Sport understands.
by Sean Taylor, PA Sport

Fergus Bell has left Mansfield

Bell has fallen out of favour at the Sky Bet League Two club and has been allowed to leave the One Call Stadium in search of regular first-team football, having been told he does not feature in the plans of manager Adam Murray.


The 23-year-old was signed by former Stags boss Paul Cox in the summer from Italian club AC Monza Brianza 1912. He was a regular under Cox but has played just twice since he was replaced by Murray at the start of December.

His last appearance was in the 1-1 home draw with Cheltenham, which he started.

Despite some impressive performances for the reserve team, Bell has been unable to persuade Murray to give him regular action.

Bell came through the youth ranks at Sunderland and has also had spells with Hibernian, Spanish side Jerez and Belgian clubs KRC Mechelen and K.S.K. Heist.


Sean Taylor @seantaylorpress (2 hours before announced on mansfieldtown.net)
Strange one this but I'm hearing that @mansfieldtownfc midfielder Fergus Bell has left the club by mutual consent. #stags



Fergus Bell backs Mansfield Town to avoid League Two relegation
chad.co.uk, by Stephen Thirkill, 02 February 2015

Fergus Bell believes Mansfield Town have the quality needed to avoid relegation from the Football League.


Stags dropped in to the bottom two for the first time this season after they were beaten 2-1 by fellow strugglers Carlisle United on Saturday.

But Bell, who joined League One strugglers Yeovil Town last week, believes Mansfield just need a win to act as a catalyst.

“There is a lot of vibes coming from the club that they are due a big win,” he said.

“I have seen the players that Adam Murray has brought in and there is a huge win in there somewhere.

“On a player-by-player basis Mansfield have one of the best squads in the bottom half of the table.

“It will take one moment of genuis, or a brilliant goal-saving tackle, to act as a spark in a game and get Mansfield a win.

“I understand the frustration of the players and the fans. They have not been playing badly, they have just been unlucky.”

Bell, who was an unused sub in Yeovil’s 1-0 defeat against Peterbough at the weekend, also praised boss Adam Murray.

“I knew that Yeovil had watched me a few times earlier in the season and they made an enquiry last week,” he added.

“It all happened very fast after they made the enquiry, It is a step up to League One and a challenge I am looking forward to.

“I get on very well with Adam Murray on a personal level and we sat down and discussed things as two people on one level.

“I knew that my opportunities for games would be limited and we both understood the situation.

“I enjoyed myself at the club and leave Mansfield with a happy head. It was an amicable move.

“I am thankful to the club for the opportunity and to Paul Cox for bringing me to the club”

Yeovil are currently rock-bottom of League One and face two massive games against fellow strugglers Crewe and Crawley in their next two matches.

But, despite their lowly position, Bell is confident he will not be making a quick return back to League Two.

“There are a lot of players here who can play at a higher level,” he said.

“The manager has got a good attitude and he pushes the players hard.

“We have got two big games coming up and if we can get six points that should see us move out of the bottom four.

“Yeovil Town is a positive place to be and I just need to get my head down.

“The style of play here is different and it will take a bit of time to get used to the set-pieces and little ins and outs at the club, but I can’t wait to get going.”

Bell scored one goal during his time at Stags during the 2-1 win at Exeter City.



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