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29th June 2004 20:19

mansfieldtown.net reports that Tom Curtis has put pen to paper this afternoon securing himself a new two year deal at Field Mill.

Curtis who made 41 starts last season playing consistently throughout and scoring two goals one the memorable effort that kept us in the play offs against Northampton in the finale of the season was happy to sign his new deal today.

After signing he told the mansfieldtown.net:

"I enjoyed my time at the stags so was happy when the gaffer called me in and made me a new offer and securing a two year term is great news. We came so close to winning promotion last season I just wanted to see through to the end what we started as a club so hopefully this season we will go one better and win our right to play League one football (formerly division 2).

At the end of the season when your contract expires it is always an unnerving time not knowing exactly what the future holds and whether you will have a job after it. So, to be offered a new contract is every players dream come true and to play for a young ambitious manager in a well run club is the icing on the cake.

I have noticed a few changes since the arrival of Keith Curle and for the most part they are for the better. The gaffer doesn't do negative and one thing I have noticed a like is the positive attitude around the club especially in the changing room and if we can perform a little more consistently this season I believe that we are contenders for the final shake down"

Curle told mansfieldtown.net

"having signed Adam Murray and good experienced players like Tom (Curtis) and Neil (MacKenzie) agreeing to stay at the club my beliefs that this could be the best season ever are only bolstered. Tom has a great understanding of the game and never gives less than 100% - it is this mental strength that I encourage in all my players and it is this positive mental strength that will see this football club reach it's goals this coming season."


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