RETAINED LIST / BEARDSLEY RELEASED
Mansfield Town confirm end of season retained list
mansfieldtown.net, 20th May 2016
We can now confirm our retained list following the conclusion of the 2015/16 season.
PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT FOR 2016-17:
James, Baxendale, Mal Benning, Adam Chapman, Lee Collins, Matt Green, Brian Jensen, Jason Law, Jamie McGuire, Krystian Pearce, Mitchell Rose, Jack Thomas
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FIRST TEAM PLAYERS OFFERED NEW CONTRACTS:
Matty Blair, Chris Clements, Reggie Lambe, Ryan Tafazolli
OPTIONS OF RE-ENGAGEMENT ACTIVATED IN CONTRACT:
Scott Shearer, Corbin Shires, Adi Yussuf
PLAYERS OFFERED U21 DEALS:
Tyler Blake, Adam Bishop, Louis Danquah, Joe Fitzpatrick
PLAYERS NOT OFFERED NEW CONTRACTS AND ARE RELEASED:
Chris Beardsley, Anthony Dwyer, Liam Marsden, Craig Westcarr
LOAN PLAYERS WHO HAVE RETURNED TO PARENT CLUBS:
Daniel Alfei, Colin Daniel, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Sean Kavanagh
Manager Adam Murray said: "We fully understand that we're dealing with people's lives and futures so it was important that we conducted our business in a proper and professional manner."
He added: "We've managed to secure the core of the squad from last season.
"The 12 months that these boys have already had together will be worth its weight in gold, so to get the majority of them re-signed is a massive bonus. It allows our planning to be more specific and structured.
"We're looking to add a little extra [quality] now to take us to the next level because we want to progress again."
Releasing Beardsley was toughest decision so for for Stags boss Murray
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Monday 23 May 2016
Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray said releasing striker Chris Beardsley last week was one of the hardest decisions he has had to make as a manager.
Murray also revealed that Beardsley had turned down the chance to manage the Stags’ new U21 side as the 32-year-old striker felt he still had something to offer as a player.
Beardsley had an injury-wrecked season on his third spell with the club and Murray said: “It took a lot of thinking to be honest with you. It was probably one of the toughest decisions I’ve made in my season and a half of management.
“It was just a case of on the pitch we didn’t get the best out of Chris this season. That was because he picked up an injury early on which was a hindrance to him over a large part of the first part of the season.
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“The way Chris plays, he found it tough to catch up to match pace and, not having a reserve team, we couldn’t get him the game time he needed to get up to the effectiveness that Chris Beardsley is at this level.
“It was one of those that we were looking at the new season and spending our budget in areas we need to get better in and improve on. Because of Chris’ lack of game time last season it is hard to justify the value of a wage for playing time.
“It was a really tricky one to make a decision on as Chris was someone in the group who was huge last season off the field.”
With Beardsley’s coaching qualifications, Murray tried to steer Beardsley down that avenue in a bid to keep him at the One Call Stadium.
“Towards the back end of last season when we had a bit of a switch-up in staff, he helped out there as well,” said Murray.
“He has a lot of strings to his bow. He’s just done his personal training course and he is an A licence coach. So there are a lot of positives for Chris.
“We spoke to him about the U21s job as I felt that might be an avenue we could keep him in the club and he’d stay around our environment.
“But Chris felt he still had a part to play in someone’s first team dressing room which, being honest, I totally agree with.
“I think he’s still got a lot to give in certain areas. But for us at the minute, we are going to look elsewhere in terms of that position and bring something else in.”
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