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21st April 2008 14:02

Holland starts work on contracts
CHAD.co.uk, 14Apr2008
In the midst of trying to preserve Mansfield Town's football League status, manager Paul Holland will this week also try to begin sorting out contracts for next season.
With three games to go, Holland has no idea if he will still be in charge next season or which division the club will be in.

But, with almost every player out of contract in June, he said: "I have to make a start and assume we are staying up.

"I will be speaking to Stephen Booth (chief executive) this week to talk through my ideas so decisions can be made.

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"It is that stage of the year and people want to know what is happening. Players want to know and agents are knocking on the door and ringing up.

"This is the first free week we've had for a while and things need to be sorted out.

"People have mortgages and families and are probably getting a bit of stick at home from other quarters about what is happening. People's lives are on the line.

"To be fair I have had a good idea of who I want to keep from day one as I have worked with them all season. I have my own ideas. It is just a case of discussing it with the people in charge.

"I also need to get pre-season games finalised. But we mustn't lose sight of Saturday which is a massive game."


Wainwright recalled from Stags loan
CHAD.co.uk, 14 Apr 2008
DARLINGTON have, as expected, ended winger Neil Wainwright's month-long loan at Field Mill.
He made one start and four substitute appearances for Mansfield Town.

"Yes it is a blow to lose Neil and his experience around the club," said boss Paul Holland.

"He has not started as many games as he would have liked but I thought Saturday was the best he has played for us when he came on.

"But Darlington insisted on a recall clause in case they needed him and they've not been having the best of times and have a few knocks so they have rung up and said they want him back.

"I can't do anything about it. But it does give someone else a chance to be involved and play their part now."

Darlington boss Dave Penney said on Friday: "He's probably only played an hour in five or six games at Mansfield.

"If we'd known that was going to be the situation we wouldn't have let him go in the first place. We wanted him to go there and get games.

"He would have been involved with us with the injuries we've got."


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