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3rd January 2017 22:18

Four players depart One Call Stadium
mansfieldtown.net, 31st December 2016 2.15 pm

We can reveal that four players have left One Call Stadium ahead of the January transfer window.

Defender Alex Iacovitti has returned to parent club Nottingham Forest after making eight appearances for the Stags since joining in September.

Midfielder Oscar Gobern and striker Darius Henderson haven't had their contracts with the club renewed. Gobern made 11 appearances for us whilst Henderson made 16 and scored two goals.

Meanwhile, striker Adi Yussuf has been released. Following his release, the Tanzanian has joined fellow Sky Bet League Two side Grimsby Town.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/2016-17/four-players-depart-one-call-stadium-3492548.aspx#IOIPrcfdYJleiQ72.99

We thank all four players for their efforts during their time with the club and wish them all the best in the future.


Alex @alexiacovitti
Just want to say a big thank you to @mansfieldtownfc for my time there, it's been a great experience, best of luck for the season #stags
Also very happy to be recalled back to forest, can't wait to put back on a red shirt, and do my best for the club @NFFC @NFFC_Academy #NFFC

BBC Nottingham Sport @BBCRNS
Evans on Iacovitti: "We didn't think Alex was going to force himself into the team...Forest wanted him to play" #Stags


Darius Henderson @DHenderson7
I would just like to thank everyone at Mansfield FC for the last 5 months and wish them all the very best for the future.


adi yussuf @adiyussuf
Great end to the year ! God is great Delighted to have signed for @officialgtfc , can't wait to get started #sothankful #alhamdulilah

Adi Yussuf Set To Sign For The Mariners
grimsby-townfc.co.uk 14:30 31st December 2016

GRIMSBY Town Football Club are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Mansfield Town for the free transfer of Adi Yussuf on an 18 month deal.

Working previously under assistant manager Mickey Moore, Yussuf is excited at the thought of re-joining forces with his former coach. Adi becomes the first signing of Marcus Bignot's reign as Town manager and will officially become a Grimsby Town player when the transfer window opens on January 1st 2017.

Yussuf began his career at current Premier League champions Leicester City, progressing through the ranks before earning a professional contract in 2011. Despite failing to make a first team appearance, he enjoyed a loan spell at Tamworth, making 10 appearances and scoring twice.

Read more at http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/adi-yussuf-set-to-sign-for-the-mariners-3492820.aspx#Xvy27eYQL8XwshIC.99

Following his release from Leicester, Yussuf signed for Burton Albion following a successful trial, before making the move to local rivals, Lincoln City. Following an injury plagued campaign, Yussuf eventually moved to Oxford City, where he went onto score 27 goals in 39 league games.

Primarily a striker, Adi spent the early stages of the season on loan at fellow League Two outfit Crawley Town where he played in a number of different positions. In total, he made a total of 23 appearances scoring 4 goals. His loan was then ended for Yussuf to return to Mansfield Town in preparation of his transfer.

Yussuf will be eligible for our first game of 2017 away at Carlisle United on January 2nd 2017.

Adi will wear the number 27 shirt for this season.



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