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16th April 2014 17:48

Lewis Price joins Mansfield Town
mansfieldtown.net, 17:43 11th April 2014

Mansfield Town are pleased to announce the loan signing of goalkeeper Lewis Price from Crystal Palace.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/lewis-price-joins-mansfield-town-1481590.aspx#FvdC0FuwBmRs4ycJ.99

The 29-year-old joins us on an emergency seven-day loan following injuries to Alan Marriott and Ian Deakin, and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League Two match with Rochdale.

Born in Bournemouth, Price is a full international shot-stopper who has been capped 11 times by Wales.

He began his domestic career with Ipswich Town, where he graduated through the club’s youth system and featured on 75 occasions during a four-year stay.

After leaving Portman Road in 2007, he penned a contract with Derby County.

Despite being understudy to Stephen Bywater in his time with the Rams, the agile ‘keeper made six appearances in the Premier League during the 2007/08 campaign.

Spells on loan at Milton Keynes Dons, Luton Town and Brentford followed ahead of a permanent move to Crystal Palace ahead of the 2010/11 season.

Price kept goal in the Eagles’ famous 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the League Cup in November 2011, and is understudy to Julian Speroni at Selhurst Park.

After signing, Price told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "I jumped at the chance to come and play some games. I'm looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and play some football."


Price can't wait to play
mansfieldtown.net, 11th April 2014

New loan signing Lewis Price can’t wait to pull on the goalkeeper gloves and play some competitive football.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/price-cant-wait-to-play-1482633.aspx#3Sd7dgJCw5e3glUr.99

The 29-year-old joined us on an emergency loan deal from Crystal Palace earlier today, and is expected to go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s match with Rochdale.

Asked how the move came about, he said: “The two ‘keepers got injured during the week and I got a phone call yesterday after training and I jumped at the chance to come and play some games.

“I haven’t really played for a long time so I’m just looking forward to it really. It’s going to be nice to get out there, taste the atmosphere and play some football.

“I’m hoping that I can slot in seamlessly to the team.”

Price has had limited game-time at Selhurst Park due to the excellent form of team-mate Julian Speroni, who has been an ever-present for the Eagles this season.

His last competitive appearance came in an FA Cup Third Round replay away at Stoke City in January 2013.

“It’s been really tough [not playing], but it’s just the fact the lad we’ve got at Palace (Julian Speroni) doesn’t get injured,” continued the Welsh international.

“He’s done so well obviously with us getting promoted and playing in the Premier League he’s done well so far this season, so for me it’s been a frustrating time sitting on the sides and waiting.

“I’m just looking forward to playing.”

Price started his career at Ipswich Town, where he made 75 appearances in a four-year stay, before spells at Derby County, MK Dons (loan), Luton Town (loan) and Brentford (loan).

He penned a deal with his current club in July 2010 and kept goal in the Eagles’ famous 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the League Cup during the 2011/12 campaign.

The custodian has been capped 12 times by Wales - the last of which was in Gary Speed’s memorial match in February 2012, which ended in a 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.

Price has been allocated squad number 33 for his spell at One Call Stadium.

Lewis' first interview is available to view only on Stags Player.


Lewis Price: Crystal Palace keeper joins Mansfield on loan

Mansfield Town have secured special dispensation to sign Lewis Price from Crystal Palace on an emergency loan to solve their goalkeeping crisis.
Regular keeper Alan Marriott has dislocated a finger, while reserve Ian Deakin has a thigh problem.
Wales international and former Ipswich and Derby man Price, 29, joins until the end of the season.
"He's an experienced boy who can come in and do a job straight away," manager Paul Cox told BBC Sport.
Marriott had previously been an ever-present for the Stags, who are searching for a fourth successive win against League Two leaders Rochdale on Saturday.
"It's a shame for Alan, but these things happen and you have to get on with it," added Cox. "We're not sure yet how long he and Deaks [Deakin] will be out."



54.1 If all the professional goalkeepers at a Club are either certified by an independent medical practitioner as being unfit to play or are suspended, a Club may register (either before or after the deadlines laid down in Regulation 53.3.5), a further goalkeeper on a short term Emergency Loan in accordance with the following provisions:
54.1.3 The period of any short term Emergency Loan of a goalkeeper may be renewed for 7 days at a time but further medical certification must be provided on each occasion.


Cox set to bring in loan keeper
mansfieldtown.net, 19:25 10th April 2014

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox is expected to make a swift move in the loan market after learning of injuries to goalkeepers Alan Marriott and Ian Deakin

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cox-set-to-bring-in-loan-keeper-1479745.aspx#5gUtLKJhmiE0KJBi.99

Our boss will look to bring in a goalkeeper on an emergency loan before this weekend's match at home to league leaders Rochdale.

Speaking this evening to mansfieldtown.net, the manager said: "With Alan Marriott ruled out and Ian Deakin looking highly unlikely, we will look to bring in a new 'keeper on an emergency loan before the weekend'"

Earlier today we reported that Alan Marriott, who has been an almost ever-present for us this term, dislocated his finger during a midweek training session and is doubtful to be fit in time for Saturday’s match.

Despite having featured in last night’s reserve team victory over Hartlepool United, Deakin, our second-choice shot-stopper, has also been struggling with a quad problem in recent weeks.



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