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16th September 2015 16:23

Spencer to gain vital experience at Mickleover
mansfieldtown.net, 8th September 2015

Young midfielder Chris Spencer has today joined Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit Mickleover Sports on a three month loan deal.

The 18-year-old had just returned to One Call Stadium following a one month loan stay at Hednesford Town of Vanarama National League North, before linking up with the Derbyshire club in a bid to gain vital match-minutes.

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On Spencer’s latest transfer, first team coach Micky Moore said. “Mickleover have had a fantastic last couple of seasons, the managers there have done really well.

“This will be another step to allow Chris to play some much-needed football and it’ll be a move which will be beneficial to him.”


Spencer has been on loan at Hednesford for a month, coming on as sub in his first game, then starting his second and subbed at half time, then an unused sub for the next 5 or so games.


Mansfield Town believe Mickleover move will be good for Spencer
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Wednesday 09 September 2015

Young Mansfield Town midfielder Chris Spencer is expected to get much-needed match experience at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit Mickleover Sports on his three month loan.

The 18-year-old had spent a one month at Hednesford Town of Vanarama National League North, but Stags were unhappy how little he played there.


Boss Adam Murray said: “He went to Hednesford but didn’t get the game time that these moves are supposed to enable the boys to get. But we know the boys down at Mickleover, it’s a lovely playing surface and a really good environment.

“It’s a tough environment to work in and they will push them and work them hard. It is another valuable experience for him and, like we are trying to do with a number of our lads, it’s pointless them sitting round here doing nothing. They need to be playing football and be in an environment where the pressure is on to win.

“He played 90 minutes last night and they went down to 10 men after about 20 minutes and, to be fair to them, they were awesome and they nicked in in the last minute.

“It is a good standard. The lower levels get looked down at a little bit, but you get people like John McGrath that’s there, who had a good career at Burton, and there are some good people down there and we know that Chris will be tested and pushed.”



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