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14th April 2005 15:53

CHAD website, 14 April 2005
CARLTON Palmer is hopeful that exciting young winger Adam Rundle will sign a contract for next season before Saturday's visit of Darlington.
Rundle discussed terms on the deal on Monday and is expected to sit down with manager palmer after training today.
"I was off yesterday to spend some time with my kids so I haven't spoken to Adam yet," said Palmer.
"But, all being well, we will conclude the deal today or tomorrow.
"There has never been any debate that the lad wants to sign for us.
"Three or four other clubs have made him offers but he has said he doesn't want to discuss terms with them as he just wants to agree terms here and stay with Mansfield Town.
"We hijacked him from going to Oldham or MK Dons in the first place, he's enjoyed it here and I am confident he will stay.
"He has proved he can do it at this level and he is an important part of what we are doing next season.
"Obviously the lad wants to do as well as he can for himself and, when other clubs come in, it makes life difficult as they will maybe offer more than you want to pay.
"But, at the end of the day, Adam has enjoyed it here and I believe he will stay."
Stags Boss Carlton Palmer is hopeful that the Adam Rundle will finally put pen to paper within the next 48 hours. Originally Palmer had asked the twenty year old wide left player to come back with a definitive answer by Wednesday afternoon so that everybody would know where they stand.
" I asked Adam to have a good think about what he wants and to come back to me by Wednesday this week but something came up and I had to have the day off so I will be speaking to him today after training." Palmer told the official website.
The Stags boss feels that there has never been much doubt as to whether Rundle will be signing saying "I spoke to his agent and there are three or four clubs that have shown interest in him and made offers but Adam doesn't even want to discuss terms with them. He has said that he wants to stay and agree terms at Mansfield town.
"I'm confident that Adam will sign and the deal should be concluded in the next 24 or 48 hours"
White can't wait for debut
CHAD website, 14 April 2005
YOUNG Stags keeper Jason White is looking forward to his full League debut against Darlington at Field Mill on Saturday (3pm).
White has waited patiently for a chance and will come in for regular keeper Kevin Pilkington who will miss the last four games with a dislocated shoulder sustained in training on Monday.
"I feel sorry for Kevin but all I can do now is get in the swing of things and get a couple of games under my belt," said White.
"The manager told me I would have playing anyway, even if Kevin had not got injured, so it's nice to know I was in his thoughts.
"I have been waiting patiently for a few years now. All you can do is look to the gaffer to put you in at some time but it hasn't happened until now.
"You just keep training hard and working hard. This a chance for me and I will get my head down and try to do well.
"Kevin has rung me and wished me all the best and the lads have been giving me some stick."
Alex Neil looks to have shaken off a knee injury to return to the squad.
But Jake Buxton, whose hip problems have been diagnosed as being caused by one leg longer than the other, is still suffering.
"Alex has trained and should be fine for Saturday," said manager Carlton Palmer.
"But Jake is struggling and we don't want to kill anyone at this stage of the season. We need to take care of Jake and think about next season."
Palmer has also said he will blood one or two other youngsters in these last four games.
Play-off-chasing Darlington, stung by a 3-1 defeat at bottom club Cambridge United last weekend, will give a debut to 18-year-old on-loan Middlesborough central defender Matthew Bates.
They have won only two of their last five games and sit in the seventh and final Play-off spot.


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