Stags pleased with Holland targets
WITH pre-season training now less than two weeks away, Stags boss Paul Holland has submitted the names of the players he wants to bring in to the club.
But, although the Stags hierarchy are pleased with who he has lined up and the budget he wants, there will be no movement until the club takeover is sorted out. The players are not yet being named either.
"This was the first time I had actually told them the names of the players I want to bring in and they were pleased with the work I have been doing behind the scenes," he said.
"But they said I still have to wait for an okay before I can actually go ahead and do anything.
"I have spoken to the players involved and they are all positive about coming here and are still very interested.
"We have spoken figures with therm and we are not a million miles away.
"They are all experienced players who I think can help to get us back out of this league straight away. I have told them I will get back to them as soon as I know anything and that is all I can do for now."
Holland lost one of the club's best players, Player of the Year John Mullins, to Stockport for an undisclosed fee yesterday.
But the talented young defender went with Holland's blessing and he said: "John deserves his chance.
"It is no coincidence that the two players drawing interest have been the two most consistent players of last season.
"It just shows everybody wanting to go further in the game that you have got to be consistent to be noticed.
"I have spoken to Mickey Boulding and he is still waiting to see if I will be here as manager next season.
"I spoke to Stephen Dawson and Gareth Jelleyman again yesterday and neither of them have yet signed elsewhere though Dawson has a couple of clubs interested in him.
"It is up to us to go back to them or wish them well as they move elsewhere."
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