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13th May 2005 22:44

Carlton Palmer said on Sportstalk on Mansfield 103.2 on Friday evening that Paul Warne will be playing for Oldham next season. Palmer also said that Danny Bacon is going to train with Stags next week.

Oldham Athletic Official Site , 13May2005

Rotherham United's striker come midfield ace Paul Warne is set to sign for Latics over the next few days.

The 5' 9" dynamite's career started at Wroxham before moving on to Wigan Athletic in a £25,000 deal.

Warne has spent the last 6 years at Millmoor and has now decided it is time to try pastures anew.

Negotiations are very close to completion and the deal should be finalised next week
Evening Post, 13 May 2005

Stags boss Carlton Palmer is confident of clinching a deal to sign a right-back next week.

Palmer met with a sixth potential new signing today and is hopeful that former loan player Paul Warne will also agree to sign

"Paul has said he will give me an answer early next week and I'm very hopeful he will sign," said Palmer.

"I can't compete with the money Oldham have offered him but he's best mates with Richie Barker and he won't have to do as much travelling if he signs for us.

"He seemed very positive when I spoke to him."

Palmer is also trying to bring Kiddermninster striker Chris Beardsley back to Field Mill.

Kidderminster's former Mansfield boss Stuart Watkiss said: "Chris has come in to see me and said he wants to leave.

"But, because we have offered him a new deal and he is 20, we can ask for compensation, which would probably be decided by a tribunal."

Evening Post, 13 May 2005

Danny Bacon, Andy Todd and Steve Palmer look set to leave FA Trophy finalists Hucknall Town after rejecting contract offers.
Bacon says he has not yet been in contact with any other clubs, but admits he is on the lookout for a move to a club at a higher level.

"I'm 24 and I'm not getting any younger," he said.

"I'm just like any other player. I want to play at the highest level possible.

"I'm just waiting to hear from any clubs who might be interested."

mansfieldtown.net, 12May2005
Carlton Palmer today spoke to shot stopper Kevin Pilkington regarding his future at Field Mill and with negotiations going well he is looking forward to talking again on Monday and hopefully concluding a deal that will see the 31 year old keeper at Mansfield Town for another season with an option for a further year.

"I spoke to Kevin today about his contract and I will be talking with him again on Monday and hopefully he will choose stay at the club. I have offered him less money than he was earning but he has always been offered one year deals but I want to offer him a year deal with an option for a further year.

"I have offered him what is a starting point for a deal and I hope that we can come to an arrangement as I would like to keep him at the club if possible." said Palmer.

mansfieldtown.net, 12May2005

There has been a lot of talk in various areas of the media about Chris Beardsley returning to Mansfield Town FC after turning down a renewed contract at Kidderminster Harriers.

Stags Boss Carlton Palmer confirmed this afternoon that he is indeed interested in the young forward:

" I have spoken to Beardsley's agent and to Stuart Watkiss about him as I would like to bring him back to this football club. The lad is keen to come back but Kidderminster are holding out for a transfer fee and we don't see it as that kind of deal. So there is still some negotiation to be done before a deal is struck" he said

"Hopefully something will materialise sooner rather than later" he added


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