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12th June 2002 20:47

Stags defender Allen Tankard will be back with the club for the new season. Tankard had stalled on signing a new one-year contract but has now verbally agreed a return with manager Stuart Watkiss. "It will be good to have him on board as his experience will be invaluable to us next season," said Watkiss. "When he came back from injury for the last two or three games of last season, Allen showed what an important member of the team he is."

Unlucky midfielder Michael Sisson is also staying with the club on a month-to-month contract while he proves he has finally recovered from the cruciate ligament injury he sustained at the start of the 2000/2001 season. He has hardly kicked a ball in two years and undergone several operations. His current contract ends this month, but Manager Watkiss said: "I understand things are looking very promising now with Michael and he is ahead of schedule. "If he can show he is over his injury and get back to something like the form he showed before, then we can hopefully make the deal more permanent."

However, Watkiss said the club was not about to swoop for Bristol City central defender Mark Lever, contrary to national reports last week. "Mark is one of several players we are interested in but we won't be signing any more defenders unless another leaves the club," said Watkiss.

Your chance to join Stags squad!

MANSFIELD Town are offering a unique opportunity for one supporter to
officially join their squad for the Second Division campaign ahead! Described by the club as a 'once in a lifetime opportunity, the Stags intend holding an auction for this honour over the summer. The winner will be officially registered with the Football League as a player on a non-contract basis and so would have to be male. "All the paper work from that will be framed for you so you can show your children and grandchildren in years to come that you were once a Mansfield Town player," said the club's web site manager Rob Ferguson."You would be the club's number 68 for the season and receive home and away kits with your name and number on. You would also be on the club's official pre-season photograph and receive a framed, signed copy of that. "As a squad member, a profile for you will be added to the players' profile section on the club's official web site and in all the matchday programmes home and away where you will also appear on the squad list." The winning bidder will also be given a pass for entry to all games at Field Mill next season including friendlies and Cup games. To bid you need to go on to the club's official web site at http://www.mansfieldtown.net and follow the links. Closing date is 8th July and it is hoped the winner will receive an official presentation on 27th July before the home friendly with Nottingham Forest.

Stags plan sale

Stags are planning a huge 'Everything Must Go' shop clearance at Field Mill this Friday. The club will be open from 9am to 7pm as it is the last day season ticket can be bought at discounted prices. So, at the same time, they are also looking to empty the shop for completely brand new stock. "We want to get rid of everything so prices will reflect that," said commercial manager Bob Gorrill.

Source: The Chad


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