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18th December 2002 19:30

Out of favour Stags defender Neil Moore has joined Southport on loan.

From NewsNow:

Southport have signed Mansfield Town defender Neil Moore on a long-term loan deal. Southport manager Phil Wilson, who has defenders Martin Clark and Chris Lane suspended for Saturday's visit of Telford, has turned to Moore to help shore things up after three consecutive defeats. Wilson said: "I'm really pleased. He was the England Non-League international captain last season and has a lot of experience in the Conference. "He's just the player we need at the moment." Moore, 30, returned to the Nationwide League ranks with Mansfield before the start of the season and started 20 games under Stuart Watkiss. But he is not in new Stags boss Keith Curle's plans and will be back on Conference duty against his former club at Haig Avenue on Saturday.
Wilson may not be finished in the transfer market with one more new addition still a possibility following last week's loan capture of Crewe striker Paul Edwards. Moore's move to Southport means Telford United have missed out on a move to bringing the club's former captain back to the Bucks Head. "We tried to get him and it would have been a great move for us," said Telford boss Jake King. "He did brilliantly when he was here and was one of my best signings. But he has chosen to go to Southport. It's nearer his home and we couldn't have guaranteed him a place in the team straight away." King signed Moore from Macclesfield Town just under three years ago and he became a key figure in the Telford defence, as well as being capped by the England Semi-Professional side last season. He joined Mansfield in the summer when Telford reverted to part-time status.


Southport have signed defender Neil Moore from Mansfield Town in a one-month loan deal. The former Everton trainee had also been linked with Telford United after new Stags boss Keith Curle agreed to allow the 30-year-old to leave Field Mill on loan. Moore has played in 18 League games for Mansfield following his summer move from Telford United. He played in six games for Everton before moving to Norwich almost six years ago. Moore also had spells at Burnley and Macclesfield before moving to Telford in March 2000 and he went on to become captain at Bucks Head.


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