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24th February 2003 20:18

mansfieldtown.net reports that Stags Boss Keith Curle has made an offer to Preston NE for left Back Adam Eaton.

Last Week Keith Curle spoke with Stags Chairman and SSA Committee members about the prospect of retaining the services of the talented left back. To his delight the response was a positive one with both the chairman and the SSA agreeing to find the necessary finances to make the offer to Preston – all that remained was to talk to the player and his agent which was done last Friday.

Adam felt that there were a few small personal issues that needed resolving before he could commit himself fully to signing a contract but the signs were looking good and Keith Curle announced today that he would be in further talks with Eaton's agent later this afternoon.

“Signing Adam would be great for the club on two counts, firstly he his a talented player who has said that he would like to stay at Mansfield Town as here he stands a good chance of being a first team regular. I myself in the early years of my career dropped down a level to re-establish my career in first team football and this is something that Adam has stressed he would like to do.
But secondly the rules about loaning players means that if Adam signs a permanent contract whilst being on loan the club get that loan reinstated so we would two loans to use as and when we need them.” Said Curle.

He went onto say that this combined deal shows all the good work that can be achieved when the supporters and the club work together and is to be applauded.

When Adam Signs details of the contract will appear on mansfieldtown.net first.

The morning of the QPR game got off to a less than perfect start when newly assigned skipper Christie was late at the pre arranged meeting point earning him a fine for delaying the teams journey. As in the Home match against Colchester United Christie, instead of sulking took it well and went to play an outstanding game of football, linking up well with his new strike partner Junior Mendes.

Curle apparently gave the lads a 'royal rollicking' for conceding so late on again in consecutive matches.

But, true to form Curle once he had got this off his chest praised the lads for an excellent job even having a good word to the youngster who will remember his debut game for all the wrong reasons.
“Andy (Jones) is an exuberant young player who I was watching a few days ago and saw something in his style of play I liked and knowing that we had supsensions and would missing Ben Doane who was attending a funeral, I would be forced to make a change to the formation this lad fit the bill” he said.

“Andy learned a very important lesson on Saturday, one which he will never forget and I told him that he should hold his head up as he will be getting another chance in the first team. In fact if he ends up getting fined for his suspension I will probably pay it myself to reinstate the enthusiasm of this player” added Curle.

“I would like to thank everyone who made the journey to London, you were brilliant and it was appreciated by the players – I have to apologise for the lads not coming out to salute you at full time, the truth is they were shattered. I now think that Stags fans everywhere believe that we will always give them 100% commitment and effort even if the results sometimes run against us”

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