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Stags sell striker to Shrewsbury
mansfieldtown.net, 9 Aug 2018, 6pm

Mansfield Town striker Lee Angol has been sold to Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old scored 10 goals in 34 appearances in his one and only season for Mansfield last term following his transfer from Peterborough United.


The club places on record its thanks to Lee for his endeavours whilst with the club and wishes him well for the future.


Angol joins Town
shrewsburytown.com, 9 Aug 2018, 6pm

Forward Lee Angol signs for an undisclosed fee from Mansfield Town

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to confirm the signing of Lee Angol from Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, with an option for a third year.


The striker joins Town after having spells with Peterborough United, Boreham Wood and Lincoln City.

The former Tottenham Hotspur youth product is pleased to have made the move to Shropshire and is looking forward to linking up with his new team.

“I’m excited,” said the striker. “Once I knew this opportunity could happen, I was just hoping it would get over the line.

“You can see what direction this club is heading and I want to be a part of that, so I am excited.

“It’s a very good move. At my age now, I need to be playing games, not letting seasons go by.

“It would be nice to be a part of a team that is pushing for the Championship. Hopefully, everyone plays well and we can achieve it.

“I’m excited to be coming back to League One. I want to prove my self and hopefully keep pushing on.”

Despite scoring nine goals in 16 starts, Lee feels he can add more goals to his game and hopes to help fire the team up the table.

“I feel like I can add goals,” the six foot one striker said. “I like to score goals, I like to make a positive impact on the team and lead the line well.

“I don’t play for my self, I play for the whole team and the fans. Once everyone is together, I feel that’s how you get positive results.

“In general play I can drop off and pick balls up in holes, drift out wide and create opportunities.”

Angol will join the squad for training tomorrow and will be available for selection on Saturday.


John Askey on Lee Angol

Gaffer reacts to the signing of Mansfield Town Forward Lee Angol

Shrewsbury Town boss John Askey is pleased to have brought Lee Angol to the club on the final day of the transfer window.

The striker joins Town for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year deal, with an option for a third.

Askey was pleased to have secured his man and is looking forward to working with the player.

“With Stefan going, obviously we had to do something,” the Town boss said. “Lee is one I have been looking at since I came here.

“I think he’s different to what we have got. He’s another big lad, he’s quite quick, skilful and his goal record is decent. He’s still someone who is improving.

‘The first time I saw him was was at Lincoln; he did really well for Lincoln. His record prior to that was really good.

“Hopefully, coming to us he can get his career going again and push on from there.”


John also gave an insight to what the fans can expect from Angol, come match day.

“He’s big, he’s tall, he’s quite quick and he has a decent touch. All those things combined, if his attitude is right and puts the effort in, he should go a long way.

“With the attributes that he’s got and the players around him that we have got, they can give him decent service and he can get some goals for us.

“With Stefan going, it was important we replaced him with someone similar. He can play in a wide position, as well as down the middle.

“I’m hoping that now, we can just concentrate on the playing side of it, now that the window has closed.

“We have a squad together and we have some quality in there now and we are looking to push on.”

Angol will be available to John Askey for the Charlton Athletic fixture this weekend.



Tuesday 07 August 2018

David Flitcroft said about Lee Angol:

"I spoke to Lee on Sunday. Lee doesn't feel the move to Grimsby is right for him. Once you accept a bid, the player has to feel right about that move. He's got a contract here. So he's turned the move down, which he's got the right to do. So if Lee stays, it gives me that chance to work with Lee, and improve him, like we're trying to do with all the players. If Lee embraces what we're doing, we work on that body language, and we work on him running behind and getting in that box ... because he's a talent ... then I do believe that we'll have a good season with him. I've got to make him become that number 9 that absolutely leads the line for Mansfield Town, and give our supporters what they deserve from Lee. So that's probably a longer term project than I've had with him up to now. And get that consistency, find that consistency in him. That's something that, if he doesn't end up going, I've got to work with Lee on that, and Lee's got to work with us, to keep improving him."


Saturday 04 August 2018

The club have accepted a bid from Grimsby Town for striker Lee Angol. Angol was left out of Saturday’s 3-0 opening day win over Newport County.

David Flitcroft said: "On Lee Angol, we've accepted a bid from Grimsby. They spoke to Lee yesterday and his representatives, and they're currently working on that.

"Lee's had the weekend off to think about the potential move. We'll know more probably on Monday. That's something that we might progress on Monday, but we might not."

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twitter Mansfield Town FC @mansfieldtownfc, Mon Jul 30, 2018
NEWS: Chairman @JRadfordMTFC has confirmed this evening that the club has rejected bids for strikers @dannyrose_32 and @AngolLee.

FREEVIEW: #Stags' chairman John Radford speaks about the bids for strikers Danny Rose and Lee Angol at last night's 200 Club Grand Draw.


John Radford: “The first thing to say is they’re both good players and we want them to stay at the club,”

But the same as David says, there is some business involved and we are maybe a touch top-heavy. I certainly don't think we're two strikers top-heavy. But it's a process.

The window is short this season - and I know that Carolyn would kill me if I get rid of Danny Rose. We’ll have to see.

At the moment, the bids that have come in ... I'm not going to entertain."

Question: can you put any sort of figure on the bids?

“They are £300,000 plus on the bids. I'm not saying ... both players are for me worth that at least.”

(transcribed by Martin)



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