BACON MOVE HITS A SNAG
Bacon move hits a snag
CHAD, 25 May 2005
STAGS' hopes of bringing striker Danny Bacon back to the club hit problems last night.
The 24-year-old, who is still desperate to return to Field Mill, has had a change of heart after talks with his parents.
"I am on more money at Hucknall and I have had other offers from elsewhere for more," said Bacon. "What Mansfield are offering me is just not enough.
"I am not a greedy lad - ask anyone who knows me. But I have to look after myself and my family and do the best I can for them.
"I was all ready to accept what was on offer. But I had a chat with my mum and dad and they were right - it's not enough money.
"I know it's not Carlton Palmer's fault - he has a budget to work with. But we'll just have to see what happens.
"If he really wants me, I hope we can speak again and negotiate - we are not that far away.
"I would love to come back, I am a Mansfield lad. But it's a short career and I have to think of myself and my family."
BBC Nottingham online:
Updated 08.27am 25.05.05
The Hucknall Town striker Danny Bacon says he hasn't agreed to join Mansfield Town. It was reported yesterday that Bacon had settled on terms and was set to join the Stags, but after missing out on Blackpool defender Rob Clare, who's agreed to join Stockport, it now seems that Mansfield manager Carlton Palmer may also fail to persuade Bacon to return to Field Mill. It's understood that Mansfield's offer is for less money than Bacon's currently earning with Hucknall in Conference North, and though it's a chance to return to League football, the striker's considering his options carefully.
Updated 18:11pm 24.05.05
There's confusion over whether the Hucknall striker Danny Bacon will be joining Mansfield Town. The club's official website claims a contract has been agreed but the player himself says that's not the case. Bacon says the club needs to offer him more money before he signs. He says he's received a better offer from a Conference club.
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