STAGS SET TO SIGN 16 YEAR OLD JASON LAW
OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROSPECT MOVES TO STAGS!
21 Dec 2015
Outstanding young prospect Jason Law who recently made his full debut at Carlton Town at just 16 years old scoring 4 goals in the 3 games he has started, has got a dream move to Mansfield Town .
Law was recommended to manager Wayne Scott by Chairman Mick Garton after he had been tipped off about him by fellow MSR director Dave Fryer, Garton did his homework and realised they had a great prospect on their doorstep and after Scott had been to watch him play in a final at the City Ground last season for his youth team, he too was convinced about the youngsters pedigree.
Law impressed with the academy team, helping them to the top of the table before getting his first team opportunity and he did not dissapoint and was quickly spotted by The Stags management.
While manager Wayne Scott is delighted for the youngster, it also leaves him with a bitter sweet taste as he fights a relegation battle without an outstanding young striker who may have made a big difference to Carltons chances.
Chairman Mick Garton explained "We knew Jason would go higher and we were delighted to give him the opportunity to express himself, a chance he took with both hands , the move away has come sooner than we expected and although we are delighted for Jason, it is obviously a blow in one sense given our league position"
"Because of Jasons age and education status, we were not allowed to contract him so we will have to rely on the goodwill of Mansfield going forward if he makes progress with them which I believe he will"
"We received a lovely card off his family thanking us what we had done for their lad in giving him the opportunity and we have an excellent relationship with Mansfield Town which is obviously important and it was great to see Jason and his dad at our Christmas event when we had the chance to wish him all the best"
"I have been at the helm here for 14 years and he is the best prospect since Terry Hawkridge, i believe Jason could possibly go on and have a fantastic career and he is certainly the best young striker I have seen here, make no mistake about that! concluded Garton.
Popular defender Fletcher meanwhile was delighted to return to the club he had won the Notts Senior Cup with in 2013 and told Millers Radio he was waiting for a call and delighted he got it before the Basford clash on Boxing Day.
Basford are on an outstanding run of form and it looks a daunting prospect for the second from bottom Millers and they will need to fight hard to have any chance of gaining any points from Greenwich Avenue although The Millers can take heart from their 2-1 win over their neighbours in the League cup recently.
Daniel Fletchers post match Lincoln interview is now online!
Young starlet to sign for Stags
mansfieldtown.net, 23rd December 2015
We can confirm this evening that teenage forward Jason Law is set to sign for us.
The 16-year-old, who has scored four goals in three games for Carlton Town's first team this season, will put pen to paper at One Call Stadium after agreeing personal terms.
Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/young-starlet-to-sign-for-stags-2867054.aspx#7hVzKpkyUlmmxI9H.99
The former Burton Albion and Derby County academy player is seen as another bright prospect in the Stags' ranks.
More to follow.
Later comment by Adam Murray, 29th December 2015:
(18 minute video on StagsPlayer)
Murray says he hasn't brought in Jason Law just to play for the youth team. He's brought him in with a view to getting him into the first team this season.
Mansfield Town’s high hopes for Carlton starlet Jason Law
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Wednesday 30 December 2015
Mansfield Town have high hopes for 16-year-old forward Jason Law, who has just signed for the club from Evo-stik NPL Division One South Carlton Town.
After scoring four goals in three games for Carlton’s first team this season, the former Burton Albion and Derby County academy player this week agreed personal terms with the Stags and put pen to paper.
Mansfield have sent several players to Carlton on loan this year and boss Adam Murray said: “We’ve obviously got a decent relationship with Carlton and they are people that we trust as they do things the right way. “They look after our boys when we send them there for valuable experience and Jason has kind of slipped through the net.
“He is only 16 but he’s been playing men’s football for a long time which has given him a little bit of an edge.
Read more: http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/local-sport/mansfield-town-s-high-hopes-for-carlton-starlet-jason-law-1-7647417#ixzz3vnLtl2Tb
“He is someone we heard about. There were a few people watching him so we took a gamble.
“With a lot of non-League teams like Ilkeston, their players have moved on to professional clubs and we seem to have missed the boat on a lot of them and we weren’t going to do that with this one.”
Murray admitted: “It is a gamble, but he’s a very good player. He’s a baby but not someone I’ve brought in to go and play with the youth team.
“At the moment we are giving him six weeks with DT to get him up to pace and physically develop him in areas he needs.
“But he is an executioner. He is an attacking player who opens doors and he scores goals, so he is someone I will look to get into the set-up this season.
“Part of the structure I am building here, when this club gets to where it needs to be for me in my eyes, whether I am here or not, is that it will have a big percentage of home-grown players in it - and they are brewing at the minute.
“We want success now but ultimately I have to look after the future of the football club, not for my sake, but for the people that pay the bills here. They need a football club that is sustainable and they can be proud of.”
comment by Martin: He was warming up at Cambridge before the game on Saturday. Some real finishing with aplomb.
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