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2nd August 2009 18:53

31 Jul 2009
Nathan Arnold has left Grimsby after a short trial with them.
1 Aug 2009
Nathan Arnold is now on trial at Stevenage Boro and came on as a second half substitute in a pre-season friendly against Woking at Kingfield.


White the right man


31 July 2009

Linnets boss Carl Heggs hopes he has found the answer to his goalkeeping problems in the shape of Jason White.

Former Mansfield keeper White has been training with Lynn this week and is due to feature against Histon at The Walks tomorrow (3pm).

On the 25-year-old shotstopper, Heggs said: "I had a list of 15 goalkeepers and Jason was at the top of that list.

"I could have gone out and tried to get Edwin Van Der Sar, but I haven't got the money in my budget to do that and I'm sure he wouldn't have wanted to drop down to the UniBond League.

"Jason has played for Mansfield for nine years and comes here with a great pedigree for a goalkeeper in the UniBond League.

"He'll play against Histon and then we will sit down and talk.

"He is a big, powerful lad and isn't afraid to come for crosses. He was impressed with the enthusiasm and professionalism of the team at training on Tuesday."

White joined Mansfield Town after being released by Nottingham Forest at the age of 16.

He made his debut for The Stags in 2002 against Cheltenham, when he came off the bench to replace the injured Kevin Pilkington.

Mansfield released the 6ft 2ins White, who made 57 appearances for the club, at the end of last season.

Heggs paid tribute to Dan Whatsize, who looks set to lose out on the number one jersey to White should he sign for the club.

"Dan was outstanding in training on Tuesday night and he put to bed the two mistakes he made against Kettering.

"I phoned him on the Sunday morning and explained the situation to him. I told him that it was up to him to find the strength from within.

"In these situations as a player you either crumble or stick your chest out and try to make sure that it never happens again.

"I treat my players like they are my own children and all I ask from them in return is that they give me their all."


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