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Tonight Corbin Shires, Anthony Dwyer and Daniel Fletcher make their debuts. With Chris Spencer also being on the bench.
All the players joined the club this afternoon on loan from League 2 side Mansfield Town.

Shires gets the ball, crosses it on the floor to Fletcher who powers it home
GOOOOOAAAAL! FLETCHER! It's 2-2 here! 64 played
The through ball finds Fletcher, who from a tight angle and lofts into the side of the net
Full-time: Leek Town 2-3 Carlton Town

The four loanees who joined from Mansfield Town. From right to left: Anthoney Dwyer, Corbin Shires, Chris Spencer, Danny Fletcher. Photo taken by Carlos Shires:


Cooper: Youngsters' loan move will aid development
mansfieldtown.net, 19th February 2015

First team coach Richard Cooper believes that the loan of four of our youth team players to Carlton Town will help their progression.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cooper-youngsters-loan-move-will-aid-development-2280809.aspx#JmS4fvqcbc7kRS9R.99

Yesterday, Chris Spencer, Corbin Shires, Dan Fletcher and Anthony Dwyer linked up with Carlton, who are in 16th position in Evo-stik First Division South League.

Speaking to the local media this morning, first team coach Richard Cooper said the youngsters will gain valuable senior experience during their one month stay.

“We were thinking about doing this for a number of weeks now just to try and get some of the younger players some experience," said Cooper.

“It is 'real' football for them and will give them some insight into what winning is all about.”

The aforementioned quartet all featured in the Millers’ 3-2 victory over Leek Town last night with Fletcher scoring a brace early in the second half, which saw him named Man of the Match.

Cooper said: “We [he and Adam Murray] went to the game last night. The lads were 2-0 down at half time and managed to turn it around, which is no mean feat. It was a good first game for them.

“Last night, they [the players] grew in stature, the longer the game went on. Corbin Shires grew immensely at the end under pressure and managed the 18-yard box really well.

“We know that the lads will be going to a club where they will be looked after and treated in the right way,” he added.

Cooper was pleased that the players’ move to Carlton would expose them to a physical brand of football: “It is 'real' football. It matters. It’s a challenge for the lads to go and play regular football.”

After current first team players Jack Thomas and Liam Marsden undertook similar loan moves in the past, Cooper is confident that this latest loan switch will be equally as beneficial.

“We have had a link with Carlton for the best part of two years now. Thomas and Marsden went there when they were in the youth team along with a couple of other boys as well.

“The youth setup has been taking steady steps over the last two seasons now. The focus is to try and get as many of them around the first team training daily and then potentially have some go out on loan to get experience. It gives them confidence and access to different opinions.

“Sometimes going away can recharge and re-focus players. We feel that getting the lads out on-loan in a different environment and a league where three points are at stake brings the boys on.”


Stags send quartet of youngsters on loan to Carlton
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, 19 February 2015

Mansfield Town have sent out a quartet of promising youngsters for a month on loan at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Carlton Town, managed by former Stags player Les McJannett.


Strikers Dan Fletcher and Anthony Dwyer plus midfielders Corbin Shires and Chris Spencer all helped the Millers come from 2-0 down at half-time at Leek Town last night to win 3-2, Fletcher weighing in with a brace.

With fellow teenager Jack Thomas making an impact on the Stags’ first team this week after a successful loan spell at Hednesford in the Conference North, Mansfield have high hopes for this next crop of youngsters.

First team coach Richard Cooper said: “It will give these young lads some experience of what we’d call proper Saturday afternoon 3pm kick-offs. It will them an insight into what winning is all about.

“We went to watch them last night and they did well. They were 2-0 down at half-time and managed to turn it round and win which is no mean feat.

“Dan scored twice straight after half-time before someone else got the winner. Towards the end when the ball was coming into the box a lot as they went for the equaliser, Corbin stood tall. It was a good first game for them.”

He added: “We have had a link with Les for a couple of years now Jack and Liam (Marsden) went there. I know Les was here so we know they are going to a club who will look after them and treat them in the right way.

“It is real football. It matters. It’s a chance to play with supporters round the pitch and where winning actually means something.

“They are doing really well in the youth league on a Saturday morning and play reserve games whenever they can, though fixtures are a bit depleted.

“It will give them confidence - different surroundings, different voices. Then it will be up to them to get into our first team on merit.

“Jack’s success is great credit to Hednesford. It can recharge you and refocus you and he has come back in and had two outstanding games.”



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