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21st March 2016 11:08

Stags make striker signing
mansfieldtown.net, 16th March 2016

Giant forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe has joined the Stags on loan until the end of the season from Chesterfield, we are pleased to announce.

(pronounced Mani Dee-Ess-Ur-Ray)

Standing at 6ft 5in, Dieseruvwe will give manager Adam Murray another option in attack following Adi Yussuf's five-match suspension.

The former Sheffield Wednesday man will link up with his new team-mates today in preparation for Saturday’s Sky Bet League 2 fixture against Portsmouth.

Dieseruvwe progressed through Wednesday’s youth academy before making his professional debut whilst on loan at Fleetwood Town in their 4-1 victory over Newport County in Sky Bet League 2 in 2013.

After heading back to Hillsborough, the 21-year-old joined Chesterfield on loan in January 2015 and made the move permanent a month later, signing an 18-month deal.

On his immediate targets at One Call Stadium, Dieseruvwe said: "I want to help Mansfield get over the line and into the play-offs, work hard, help my new team-mates and get some goals.

"I'll grab this opportunity 'with both hands'. The manager (Adam Murray) seems like a very hungry manager, I want to repay him here with my hard work."

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Adam Murray said: "It's great to be able to get Emmanuel in the building. We've got a very good player which will make our jigsaw look better.

"He is a target man, but he's not only that; for someone so big he has 'tremendous feet', and has had a good upbringing at Sheffield Wednesday where he was a prolific scorer in the under 21s."

"He hasn't played as many games at League 1 this season as he would've liked, even though he's played a good number of matches, but has scored in almost every game in the reserves."

The transfer will be completed subject to Football League approval.


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Writing in Sat's programme, Adam Murray has noted: 'Please make 'Manny' (E. Dieseruvwe) feel at home and show him how good Stags fans are."


Loanee keen for fruitful spell
mansfieldtown.net, 16th March 2016

New loan signing Emmanuel Dieseruvwe has declared he’s raring to go for us as we attempt to step up our bid for a Sky Bet League 2 play-off place.

The 21-year-old striker has joined until the end of the season on loan from rivals Chesterfield, where he has made 19 appearances in the current campaign.

The 6ft 5in forward has a point to prove after mostly being used from the bench for the Spireites and has outlined the attributes he will bring to the Stags’ promotion push.

He said: “I got told that Mansfield were interested in taking me on loan and from there I was interested in coming.

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“Hopefully [I can] help Mansfield get over the line and get into the play-off positions and hopefully get up [to League 1] at the end of the season. I just want to come here and do my best for the team, work hard and hopefully get some goals.

“I like to think I’m an all-round striker. I like to run in behind and be a target man as well.”

On the chances of winning promotion with the Stags, Dieseruvwe added: “Anything can happen, football changes just ‘like that’ so with a few wins we can find ourselves in the play-off positions and hopefully at the end of the season going to Wembley.

“[I’m] just anxious to get started, to see what’s going to happen in the games and I’m raring to go. You’ve got to make a name for yourself and hopefully I can do this here.”

The former Sheffield Wednesday youth attacker is excited to link up with top scorer Matt Green, and doesn’t believe coming from Mansfield’s fiercest foes will be a problem.

“There’s a big rivalry [between the Stags and Chesterfield] - that all goes out of the window when you get on the pitch.

“I’ve had a look at a couple of the games and I’ve seen that he (Green) is very lively and he looks like a good player. Hopefully I can combine with him well on Saturdays.”

In addition, Dieseruvwe is keen to hit form to show he’s grateful for boss Adam Murray’s faith in his ability, while he’s also relishing the prospect of making his debut at One Call Stadium on Saturday afternoon against Portsmouth (19 March, 3pm kick-off).

“I’ve spoken to the manager and he seems like a very hungry manager. I just want to repay him and work hard for the team.

“I’ve been playing a few reserve games but there’s nothing like a first team game; the tempo’s a lot quicker - hopefully the sun will be shining on Saturday and it’ll be a lively game!”

You can view Dieseruvwe’s first club interview on Stags Player.


Giant Chesterfield striker Mani Dieseruvwe joins rivals Mansfield Town on loan
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Wednesday 16 March 2016

Mansfield Town today signed giant striker Mani Dieseruvwe on loan from local rivals Chesterfield for the rest of the season.

And, with the play-off chasing Stags down to one fully fit striker, boss Adam Murray said he also hoped to bring in a second striker on loan before Saturday’s visit of Portsmouth - possibly a free-scoring U21 from a Premier League club.

Sheffield-based Dieseruvwe (21) stands 6ft 5ins, but Murray said for a tall player he also had two great feet and would be a perfect foil for Matt Green.

The Leeds-born youngster came through the youth academy at Sheffield Wednesday and joined Chesterfield on loan in January 2015 before making the move permanent.

He said today he couldn’t wait to get started with the Stags.

“In training on Monday I was told Mansfield were interested in taking me on loan,” he said.

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“I said I was interested in coming and getting some games and I spoke to the assistant manager last night to come in and get things sorted which I am glad to do today.

“I am here for first team football and hopefully help Mansfield get over the line into the play-off positions, and maybe go up at the end of the season.

“I just want to come in, do my best for team, work hard, and hopefully get some goals.

“There is a big rivalry (between Stags and Chesterfield), but that all goes out the window when you get on the pitch. Hopefully I can come in and help the team.”

Dieseruvwe has played 24 times for the League One Spirerites but lately has struggled to make the team.

“There is a lot of competition up there,” he said. “It’s been a bit difficult to stake my claim with the likes of Lee Novak and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake in the team.

“I have just been biding my time to see if I could get a few games there. That obviously hasn’t happened, so this opportunity has come round and I’ve taken it with both hands. Hopefully I can do my best here.”

He added: “I like to think I am an all-round striker. I like to run in behind and be a target man as well.

“And hopefully I can score some goals as that’s the most important thing for a striker. That’s why you get paid the money.”

Dieseruvwe is now hoping to be lining up alongside new striker partner Green on Saturday and said: “Once I was told Mansfield were interested I had a look at some of the games.

“He (Green) looks very lively and a good player and hopefully I can combine with him well on Saturday.”

Dieseruvwe started out with a trial at Barnsley from where Wednesday picked him up to be a scholar, followed by two years as a professional, during which time he had loan spells at Hyde, Fleetwood, and Chesterfield.

“I am now starting to get a bit more experience and hopefully I can play a few games before the end of the season to get more experience and a few goals for my CV,” he said.

“I spoke to the manager and he seems a very hungry manager. So hopefully I can repay him and work hard for the team.”

Three successive 1-0 defeats have seen Stags dip from fifth to 11th and the play-off dream fade a little. However, Dieseruvwe said: “Anything can happen.

“Football changes just like that. So with a few wins we can find ourselves back up there in the play-off positions and maybe going for Wembley.

“I am anxious to get started and see what happens. I am raring to go.

“You have to make a name for yourself and hopefully I can do that here at Mansfield.”

Dieseruvwe couldn’t have had a more mouthwatering start to his Stags career with the visit of the division’s biggest club, Portsmouth, on Saturday.

“Hopefuly I can make my debut on Saturday and it would be nice to score. I’m sure it will be a good atmosphere.

“I’ve played a few reserve games recently but there is nothing like a first team game.

“The tempo is a lot quicker and hopefully I can give as much as I can whether I last for 6 0 minutes or come on for the last 30. I will give my best.”


Mani Dieseruvwe could be vital part of Mansfield Town jigsaw
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Wednesday 16 March 2016

Adam Murray feels that new loan signing Mani Dieseruvwe can be a huge part of his play-offs jigsaw this season with one eye on next year when the giant striker is out of contract at rivals Chesterfield.

The 6ft 5ins, 21-year-old arrived at the One Call Stadium today and manager Murray said: “It’s great to get him in.

“With the situation we’ve had it’s been a tricky one and, to be be honest, we should probably have done this a month earlier.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/mani-dieseruvwe-could-be-vital-part-of-mansfield-town-jigsaw-1-7799623#ixzz4356BwLpA

“As we were doing so well three weeks ago, fifth in the league, you don’t want to break your rhythm up or interfere with the group too much.

“Obviously in the last three games we haven’t got the results we desired, though we believe we should have got something out those games.

“So we’ve had to act now. We’ve still got 30 points to play for so it’s all positive, and we think Mani is the right one to come in and help us out.”

Murray stressed that he feels Dieseruvwe can bring more out of his other players.

“We have got a good group,” he said. “It wasn’t necessarily about going out and getting a superstar. It’s about getting a piece of the jigsaw that makes the whole thing better.

“What we’ve managed to do is get a very good player as well as a good piece that will make the jigsaw better.

“Obviously at 6ft 5ins people will look at him as a target man. He is but he’s not just that. For someone so big he’s got tremendous feet.

“He has come from Sheffield Wednesday so he’s had a good upbringing. He has been a prolific goalscorer in the U21s at Wednesday, but not had the amount of opportunities he wanted in League One this season.

“Mani has still played a good number of games, and he has been scoring in their reserves, averaging about one a game, so he’s not just a target man.

“He’s got goals in him and his link-up play is very good. He has excellent feet and because of his background he is intelligent as well.

“So we are chuffed to get him as we really do think he is going to add something to us for this run-in.”

If Dieseruvwe plays against Portsmouth on Saturday he will be immediately re-united with his former Chesterfield boss Paul Cook.

“I think it was Paul Cook who signed him at Chesterfield. We all know Cooky signs good footballers so that bodes well.

“He is one we’ve had an eye on for some time. I saw him a long time when he was at Sheffield Wednesday and I always thought he had all the ingredients to do a bit of everything.

“At his age Mani has a good hunger to achieve and do well. He has a point to prove as he’s not been playing.

“The two previous managers at Chesterfield really liked him, but he’s not been in Danny’s (Wilson) plans at the moment. That’s the way the game goes, so we’ve jumped on that bandwagon, gone in and got him as quick as we could.”

Murray felt coming from Stags’ local rivals would not place any more pressure on the new boy.

“It’s not really a hurdle,” he said. “If you are a good player, you are a good player. It shouldn’t make any difference.

“I don’t think Chesterfield fans would have thought that when they signed Sam Clucas. It’s a nothing really.

“You can make it as big or as little as you want. I expect our fans to make him feel at home and welcome and show him how we do things at Mansfield Town. I have no doubt in my mind they will do that.

“He is our player now for 10 games and his contract is up in the summer. So I am hoping he will do really well.

“He will come straight in and train with the lads today. The way this group is he won’t have any problems with integration. We’ve shown that all season.

“He will probably have Jamie McGuire chasing him round the changing room naked in about 10 minutes - he will make him feel at home!”


Hot Premier League prospect to join Mansfield Town on loan?
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Wednesday 16 March 2016

Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray is hopeful of bringing in a hot goalscoring prospect in on loan from a Premier League side by Friday.

With Stags now 11th, five points off the play-offs with 10 games to go, Murray moved swiftly today to bring in giant Chesterfield striker Mani Dieseruvwe on loan.

But he also said he was hoping to add a bright young Premier league prospect who is expected to be involved in his side’s first team next season.

“We want goals and options. Our squad have been brilliant but they need some help now,” said Murray.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/hot-premier-league-prospect-to-join-mansfield-town-on-loan-1-7799693#ixzz435x3Lrir

“It’s hard to get a proven goalscorer at this time of season. So we will have to go and get a young one.

“We have our eye on two, who would be coming from Premiership clubs.

“They’ve scored a lot of goals this season for their clubs, so they are two that are highly thought of at their clubs and they are looking to get them into their first teams next year.

“I have asked a couple of favours of people I know and I am hoping they will come off in next 24-48 hours so they will be in for Friday.”

Success should see Murray with plenty of new options for Saturday’s tough visit of Portsmouth as Stags aim to end a run of three successive 1-0 defeats.



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