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21st July 2021 0:48

Defender joins Walsall on loan
mansfieldtown.net, Fri 16 July 2021

Mansfield Town defender Rollin Menayese has joined fellow Sky Bet League Two outfit Walsall on loan until the end of the 2021-22 season.

The 23-year-old, who signed for the Stags from Bristol Rovers last July, made 10 league starts for the club last season.


After limited first-team opportunities, he linked up with Grimsby Town on loan, where he played 21 times.

Menayese will be ineligible to play against the Stags when Mansfield face the Saddlers in September and January of this season’s league campaign.


mansfieldtown.net, Fri 16 July 2021


On the centre-back’s loan deal, Nigel Clough added: “He [Menayese] was another one we banked on having around tonight, but the deal happened a bit quicker than we thought.

“Rollin wants to go and play first team football as he did last season at Grimsby. We have Elliott Hewitt, [James] Perch and Rawson at centre-half and we’re still trying to bring one in as well. So I think it’s a good deal for everybody.”


Walsall sign Rollin Menayese on loan

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of defender Rollin Menayese on a season long loan deal from Mansfield Town.

The 23-year-old becomes the club’s 11th signing of the summer.

Menayese began his career in Cardiff City’s youth set up, captaining the Bluebirds’ Under 18s side.

The six-foot-three defender left Cardiff midway through the 2016/17 season and joined Weston-super-Mare.

He played 22 times in Somerset before moving to Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2017.

The centre-half made a handful appearances before he signed for Swindon Town on loan in 2018.

During the 2018-19 season, Menayese enjoyed a loan spell at National League side Aldershot Town.

His third season at the Memorial Stadium was where he made his breakthrough and became a regular in the side.

Menayese left Bristol Rovers on a permanent basis in July 2020 and joined Mansfield who were then managed by his former boss Coughlan.

Six months later, he was loaned out to Grimsby Town.

He featured 21 times for the Mariners and was a standout player in their squad.

Menayese has also been capped for Wales at Under 16 and Under 17 level.

The defender was pleased to join the club and can’t wait to get started.

“I’m delighted to get the deal done,” he said.

“Walsall is a big football club and they’ve got good ambition this year, especially the Head Coach.

“As soon as I spoke to him, I wanted to come and play football here.

“I’m an aggressive, athletic defender, I can play left side or right side, comfortable on the ball, I work hard and I give everything that I’ve got.”