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31st January 2012 11:03

Dyer so valued, says Stags boss Cox
Nottingham Post, Saturday, January 28, 2012

ROSS Dyer has the potential to play at Football League level if he can continue his development at Mansfield Town.


That's the view of Stags boss Paul Cox, who signed the forward from Forest Green.

Dyer has scored only six goals this season – with his strike in the 3-2 home win over Hayes and Yeading last weekend his first goal in eight games – and has missed some gilt-edged opportunities.

But Cox insists the 23-year-old is one of the most valuable players in his squad.

"I think Ross is very much an unsung hero for this team," said Cox.

"People see some of the chances he has missed and emphasise that, but the fact is he brings a tremendous work ethic to the team.

"I think the goals will come for him in the long-term and when they do we are going to have one heck of a player on our hands, who can go on to play at a higher level.

"Ross has had a steady first half of the season, even if Greeny (Matt Green) has taken most of the plaudits for the goals he has got.

"He has played a big part in a lot of those goals and he's one of the first people that opposition manager's talk about when discussing my squad.

"He's not the finished article by any stretch of the imagination, but he is improving all the time – and that is all you can ask of any player."

Ex-Stags striker Jason Bradley has left Eastwood Town after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent


Stags' Redmond eager for loan spell
Nottingham Post, Saturday, January 28, 2012

SHANE Redmond is desperate to go out on loan and get himself games after being frozen out at Mansfield Town.


The Irish goalkeeper, 22, started the season with high hopes of being the Stags' first choice after joining from nearby Chesterfield.

But after playing his fair share of games in pre-season, boss Paul Cox opted to go for experience in the shape of Alan Marriott as his number one choice.

Former Forest man Redmond has done his best to stay sharp and ready as an understudy.

But with Marriott playing every senior game this season, he now feels it would be ideal to get some match action.

"I haven't played a competitive game for a season and a half now and it's getting to the stage where it feels like it is too long," said Redmond.

"I think it would be helpful if I could get a loan spell in, just to get some games under my belt, so I am sharp if called upon.

"I haven't spoken to the gaffer and I don't know whether it would be possible because if I went out, then there would be no cover for Mazza.

"The other thing is that I don't know if clubs would be willing to take me because it is so long since I have played.

"But I'm confident in my ability. I have kept training hard so I am ready if needed."



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