STAGS SIGN KYLE NIX ON TWO YEAR CONTRACT
1 July 2009
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Winger Nix joins Mansfield Town
BBC.co.uk, 1 July 2009
Mansfield Town have completed the signing of former Manchester United trainee Kyle Nix on a two-year deal.
The winger, 23, who is the Stags' 11th arrival this summer, has spent the past two seasons at Bradford, after spells with Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
"We are delighted to be able to attract another League player to our club," said manager David Holdsworth.
"He is an attacking-minded midfield player who has a wonderful ability on the ball."
Nix, who has represented England at youth level, has been on trial at Field Mill for the past three days.
"Everyone here seems to share the same ambition and drive," he told the club's website.
"I am determined to get back into the Football League with Mansfield."
Nix becomes Stags' signing No.11
CHAD.co.uk, 01 July 2009
Tricky left-footed winger Kyle Nix has today become David Holdsworth's 11th signing of the close season.
The manager entered double figures last week with the signing of striker Kyle Perry - and his squad continues to strengthen with this latest addition.
Nix is a former Manchester United trainee and his talents were spotted by Aston Villa at the early age of when the West Midlands club paid a six figure sum for his services.
After a three year stint at Villa Park the 5ft 6ins winger left to join Sheffield United, aged just 20, before linking up with Bradford City - where he has spent the past two years.
In season 2007/08 Nix scored eight goals in 25 starts for the Valley Parade outfit.
The Australian-born 23-year-old, who has been on trial with Stags for only three days, also has over 20 England caps at youth level.
Manager David Holdsworth has again overcome competition from League Two clubs to capture his signature.
With the ink barely dry on his two year contract, Nix told the club's official website http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "Everyone here seems to share the same ambition and drive. I am determined to get back into the Football League with Mansfield."
Speaking to http://www.mansfieldtown.net manager David Holdsworth said: "We are delighted to be able to attract another League player to our club.
"He is an attacking-minded midfield player who has a wonderful ability on the ball. He and Ryan Williams are two very good assets."
"Stuart McCall (Bradford's manager) spoke extremely highly of Kyle," he added.
Date of birth 21-01-1986
Place of birth Sydney
All time playing career
Club From To Fee League FA Cup League cup Other
Bradford 27-07-2007 Free 37 (19) 6 3 (0) 0 2 (0) 1 2 (0) 1
Barnsley 27-02-2006 28-05-2006 Loan No appearance data available
Sheff Utd 05-07-2005 08-05-2006 Free 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (2) 0 0 (0) 0
Aston Villa 01-07-2004 05-07-2005 Youth No appearance data available
Totals £ 0 37 (19) 6 3 (0) 0 2 (2) 1 2 (0) 1
goals / game 0.10 0 0.25 0.5
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Stags working up a sweat
CHAD.co.uk, 01 July 2009
David Holdsworth's is putting his squad through their paces in the sweltering heat this week after returning for the start of full pre-season training on Monday.
Stags began a gruelling schedule with former Sheffield Wednesday striker Jason Bradley and former Bradford City Australian left-footed midfielder Kyle Nix (23) in on trial.
Nathan Arnold has not got fixed up elsewhere so the 21-year-old also reported back but has not yet accepted his contract offer at Field Mill or any other which are on the table.
Stags would be entitled to money if he left as he is aged under 24.
Mansfield Town have a new electronic scoreboard on order which they hope to erect in the corner between the South Stand and Bishop Street.
Once it arrives, the club will need to get the green light from the Safety Advisory Group before it goes up.
Stags chairman Andy Perry has revealed the club agreed a £5k fee with Ilkeston Town for the services of their midfielder Steven Istead, payable in three installments.
Stags boss to decide on Nix
Evening Post, June 30, 2009
MIDFIELDER Kyle Nix is bidding to become Mansfield Town's final signing of the summer.
The former Bradford City player trained with the rest of the players as they began pre-season training yesterday.
Holdsworth has made it clear he is on the look-out for an attack-minded midfield man to complete his squad.
And he is hoping Australian-born Nix, 23, will prove to be that man during a Field Mill trial.
Mansfield have already clinched ten signings in the close season after a raft of players were released.
"Kyle is a left-footed central midfielder who is technically sound and a good passer," said Holdsworth.
"He can play on the left of a central three or in the middle and when you are away from home you need that ability to suffocate teams as well as create.
"He's very much someone who has an eye for getting forward."
Nix has been released by Bradford after two seasons at Valley Parade.
He found himself on the periphery of things last season but was a first-team regular in 2007-2009, scoring eight goals in 44 appearances.
Also under the spotlight is out-of-contract Nathan Arnold.
The right-sided winger has returned to training but it remains unclear where his future lies.
Holdsworth said: "We have had a very good conversation. He's a cracking lad who I like.
"But now if he is going to stay, then he has to get his head down and earn a contract."
Holdsworth declared himself delighted with the fitness of the players on reporting back.
"They have come back in outstanding condition and that is down to their pride and the fact they are focused," said Holdsworth.
Matt Somner (knee) is the only player who is not training but is receiving physio and expected to return in about a week.
Nix handed Stags trial
Evening Post, June 29, 2009
MANSFIELD are running the rule over former Bradford City midfielder Kyle Nix.
The left-footed player, released by Bradford City, has come in for a trial at Field Mill and joined in today's first pre-season session.
Born in Sydney, Australia, 23-year-old Nix made 19 appearances for the Bantams last season, without hitting the target.
But he was more impressive in 2007-2008 when he made 44 appearances as a first-team regular, scoring eight goals.
Nix began his career as a trainee at Manchester United and has also been on the books of Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
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