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15 Jan 2009
Stags sign Tomi Ameomi on loan from Doncaster for a month.
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Watch video interview with David Holdsworth at mansfieldtown.net here
Watch video interview with Tomi at mansfieldtown.net here

Stags Bag Ameobi On Loan
by Andy White
Thursday, January 15, 2009

MANSFIELD TOWN have signed the younger brother of Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi on a month's loan.

Tomi Ameobi joins from Doncaster Rovers and the Stags will have the option to extend his loan stay, should they wish.

The 20-year-old forward has had spells with Leeds, Scunthorpe and Grimsby but has only featured a handful of times for these clubs.

Stags boss David Holdsworth told the club's website: "He is a young man from Doncaster Rovers and someone of good character who is very well thought of by the people at Doncaster.

"He brings another element to the squad and also a lot of qualities which I like. I am hoping that he will be a good addition to our squad.

"His brother is very well-known, a bit like mine really! He is eager to impress and to get his career started."

Stags sign Premiership star's striker brother on loan
CHAD, 15 January 2009
By Tim Morriss
THE brother of Premiership star Shola Ameobi, Tomi Ameobi, has joined Mansfield Town on loan.
He has joined the Stags on a one-month deal, with an option to extend his stay at Field Mill, and is the sixth new face at the Mill as a permanent/loan signing . . . together with seven triallists.

The striker has come from Doncaster Rovers, whom he joined from Leeds United in the summer, and has made one first team appearance for Rovers as a substitute.

The 20-year-old 'powerful striker' has previously been on loan at Scunthorpe and Grimsby and follows new strikers Rob Duffy and Rob Briscoe into Field Mill.

He told the club's website mansfieldtown.net in a video interview: "I am looking forward to getting out on the pitch. I have a bit of quality on the ball, hopefully that will show on Saturday.

"Being at Scunthorpe taught me a lot . . . the training facilities (at Mansfield) are great and I can't wait to get stuck in.

"I am ready for it. I hope the supporters get behind the team, we need all the support we can get."

Stags manager David Holdsworth - saying that he did not expect anymore new faces ahead of Saturday's match after a very busy week at the club - told the club's official website mansfieldtown.net: "His brother is very well known, a bit like mine really.

"He brings another element to the squad and a lot of qualities which I like.

"He is eager to impress and get his career started. He is at a successful club and is paying for the success that that team has had.

"They (Doncaster) have a very good squad and have to bring in players that go to that level.

"Tomi is a player I have been studying for a while."

Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll has labelled the striker 'one for the future'.

In another development on Thursday afternoon, former loan player Emile Sinclair - who was recalled to the City Ground earlier this month - has gone on loan to Macclesfield in League Two.

16 Jan 2009
Stags have released Gavin Hurren, who is expected to sign for Kings Lynn.
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Hurren new signing for Linnets
Lynn News, 16 January 2009
By Peter Woodhouse
THIS lunchtime (Friday) the Linnets completed the signing of midfield player, Gavin Hurren, from Mansfield Town.

The club's website said: "The player is a strong midfielder and is expected to go straight into Keith Webb's squad for Saturday's visit to Farsley Celtic.

"Hurren has signed a deal to stay at The Walks for the rest of the season.

"A former Nottingham Forest trainee, Hurren joined Kidderminster Harriers in 2005 and went on to make over 90 appearances. He has made nine Conference starts for Mansfield this season plus a further five as used substitute."

16/01/2009 , nonleaguedaily

Blue Square North club King's Lynn have signed midfielder Gavin Hurren from Blue Square Premier side Mansfield Town.

The 23-year-old has agreed a deal until the end of the season and goes straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Farsley Celtic.

Hurren (pictured) made seventeen appearances for the Stags this season after joining from Kidderminster Harriers in the summer.


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