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1st September 2004 14:08

Evening Post, 01 September 2004
Stags defender Adam Eaton says the injury which has kept him out of action since the defeat at Oxford is not a recurrence of the problem he had last season.

"I'm back to full fitness now," said the left back, who has been left out of the squad for the last two games despite being available.

"The manager didn't want to play me, but it's a long season.

"It wasn't the same injury as last year. It was just a muscle strain, slightly lower down in the groin area.

"I landed awkwardly in the game at Oxford and tweaked something, but it wasn't a major worry.

"I've missed two weeks and it will probably take me a couple of games to get my fitness back, and in my mind there's always the worry that it's going to go again.

"But medically there's nothing wrong with me. It's just in my head and I've got to get the confidence to carry on playing and get my fitness back."

Eaton is not concerned about competition for the left back spot from Jake Buxton and Lee Williamson.

"I believe in my ability and I know I'm a good player - and the manager has got to do what is right for the team."
Evening Post, 01 September 2004
Mansfield Town have handed trials to three players, including two strikers.

One is Abdul Tangara, 29, a half French, half Malian front man with Swiss club SR Delemont, who was on trial at Grimsby. Starting his career at Paris St Germain he played for French club Stade Lavallois then for Bury, scoring 16 times in 22 mainly reserve matches.

Danny Patel and Mensah Bruce are the other two trialists.


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