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3rd November 2022 21:28

Striker signs extended contract
mansfieldtown.net, Sat 29 Oct 2022

Mansfield Town striker Rhys Oates has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at One Call Stadium until June 2024, the club are delighted to announce.

The 27-year-old was Stags’ leading goalscorer last season, netting 12 times as Nigel Clough’s men produced a remarkable run of form to earn a place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final at Wembley.

Oates’s game-time this term has been limited due to a pectoral injury sustained against AFC Wimbledon in mid-August.


The former Hartlepool man is continuing his rehabilitation and could return to action towards the end of next month.

After signing on the dotted line, Oates told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: “It’s an exciting time to be at the club and I’m buzzing to sign this new deal.

“By offering me this contract extension it shows that the club has a lot of faith in me.

“It’s special for me to have been offered a new deal whilst I have an injury.

“It shows that the club expects me to come back and produce what I did before I got the injury.

“All the lads and staff are incredible to work with. Along with the fans, it makes it a great club to be at and play for.”


Nigel Clough told iFollow Stags after the 5-2 defeat against Swindon:

“[It’s] Brilliant news for everybody,” said Nigel.

“It just reminds us of what we’re missing.

“There were times last season when we weren’t brilliant at times and Rhys pops up with a goal and you win 1-0 or 2-1.

“You miss those sorts of players.

“[It’s] Brilliant news that he's committed his future to us and [we] can’t wait to get him back on the pitch.”



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