HEARN SIGNS FOR LINCOLN
Liam Hearn joins Lincoln City
mansfieldtown.net, 20th May 2015
Striker signs for National League outfit.
Striker Liam Hearn has this morning joined Lincoln City on a one-year contract.
Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/liam-hearn-joins-lincoln-city-2464130.aspx#Ds6CAAeJwMjPwVAP.99
The 29-year-old, who joined us on a free transfer last summer, featured on just a handful of occasions for us due to a knee injury, but returned in the closing weeks of the campaign to help us retain our Football League status.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Liam for his efforts during the 2014/15 campaign and wish him the best of success in his future career.
Liam Hearn tells Radio Nottingham:
I leave with a heavy heart because I've just bought a house up there and I'd seen myself up there for at least a season or two in the Nottingham area with a view to stay longer being a Notts lad.
But as the season finished ... I put it down to my injury last year ... the 2 offers I received were financially not good for me. I'd have struggled financially and I'd have had money worries.
But luckily for me another club's come in, offered me a deal where I'd be comfortable and I wouldn't have that money worry, and I can focus on my football and get back to playing again.
I've got a mortgage, I've got a little girl, so when I looked at it and I weighed it up, for me it was tough, because I'd knew that I'd just scrape by and there wasn't the stability of the contract.
We spoke about maybe that at Christmas we would extend the contract to a more permanent basis but obviously it was something that I wasn't sure about and it was scaring the life out of me, thinking that if I did get injured again or anything happened to me with a random injury I'd literally be on my own and I don't know where I would have been.
So I had to sit down with my family and look at my options.
But I have to thank Lincoln, they've come in, they've seen what I can do, he knows I'm fit, and he's given me the opportunity to prove myself with more of a steady contract.
Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray not worried about players jumping ship
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Thursday 21 May 2015
Liam Hearn and Rakish Bingham followed Ritchie Sutton and Matt Rhead out the door at Mansfield Town this week for better deals, but boss Adam Murray is more than happy with his potential replacements.
Hearn, coming back from a three-year injury nightmare, signed a deal at Lincoln City while Bingham returned to Hartlepool, where he went on loan in Janury.
“They’ve obviously made their decisions for their own personal reasons, but they were two totally separate cases,” said Murray.
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“Liam’s was a different scenario as he’s not really played football for two years, so his deal had to be structured in a way that I had to look after the football club first and foremost and limit the risk of anything in the future happening to Liam.
“He is fit and has worked his absolute socks off to get where he is, but the common sense thing was that, with the two years he has had, we had to make sure the deal was right for the football club.
“Liam got offered a year straight off at Lincoln and he took that. It was a little bit disappointing as we put a lot of time and work into Liam. But at the same Liam has got to look after himself and what’s best for his family and we respect that.
“He is a top man and I got on really well with him. There was no hard feelings on that one. It was just a case of he chose to do what was best for him.”
Striker Hearn Signs For City
redimps.co.uk, 20th May 2015
We are delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker Liam Hearn on an initial one-year contract.
Read more at http://www.redimps.co.uk/news/article/striker-hearn-signs-for-city-2457669.aspx#WSTKGBEUZxSvktHA.99
Hearn (29) began his career in the Central Midlands League with Santos FC before becoming a regular goalscorer for Hucknall Town.
Moving on to Eastwood Town, Chasetown and Quorn, Hearn blasted in a staggering 67 goals for Bulwell outfit Scots Grey in 2007/08, prompting interest from Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law who took him to the Impact Arena in 2008.
After netting 40 goals in his first two seasons with Alfreton Town, plus earning a cap for England C, his impressive tally of 31 from 38 appearances in all competitions during 2010/11 saw him secure a move to Grimsby Town.
His form in front of goal continued during his first campaign at Blundell Park, with the Nottingham-born striker racking up 25 goals in all competitions by January before finishing the season with 29 goals in 51 appearances, scooping the Mariners' supporters' "Player of the Year" award in the process.
Injuries have since plagued Hearn with a ruptured Achilles in August 2012 and cruciate ligament damage during a match against Barnet in November 2013 restricting him to just 23 games during the following two seasons.
He left Grimsby by mutual consent in March 2014 before linking up with Mansfield Town following a successful trial at Field Mill. Scoring regularly in pre-season, including two in Stags' 3-1 friendly success at Sincil Bank, Hearn suffered another injury set-back in Town's Capital One Cup defeat at Sheffield United ruling him out of action until March.
"Liam is a quality player and he's a quality signing," said manager Chris Moyses.
"Yes, he's had a few injury problems in recent times but these are behind him now. All he wants to do is to look forward and be part of what we're trying to do here at Lincoln City.
"He comes with a clean bill of health as shown with the offer of a new contract at Mansfield but he's turned that down to join us. For me to be able to bring him to Sincil Bank is a real coup for the Football Club."
Liam Hearn @Hearnz10
Delighted to have signed for @LincolnCity_FC leaving Mansfield was tough as I feel I have unfinished business there, fans have been great
Some times things are out of your hands. Now it's time for a new chapter in my life, Christmas fixtures will be a bit strange though
people who know me understand my situation and for that I'm thankful. Thanks for all the messages x
"A wise man once told me don't argue with fools because people from a distance can't tell who is who"
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