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19th December 2018 0:06

Bobby ruled out for season
mansfieldtown.net, Thu 13 Dec 2018

The club announces with immeasurable disappointment that in-form goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik has been ruled out for the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament rupture.

The 32-year-old, who fought his way into the team near the start of the season, has been in impeccable form for the Stags.

The Austrian-born shot-stopper has kept nine clean sheets in a run which has seen David Flitcroft's men lose just once in the league, with the second best defensive record in Sky Bet League Two.

"It's devastating news for Bobby, the squad, and everyone connected with the club," Stags' boss David Flitcroft told http://www.mansfieldtown.net this evening.

"Bobby landed on his knee at the training ground yesterday, with no-one near him.


"After seeing a specialist, he was delivered the news that he would be out between 10 to 12 months.

"He's been in unbelievable form and optimises all of my values and those of the football club.

"I have total admiration for Bobby. He is immaculate as a person and professional.

"Last summer, he had opportunities to go elsewhere but after our discussions he opted to stay and fight tooth and nail for a place in the line-up. He fought for that place and since then, his outstanding performances have been there for everyone to see.

"It will now be a real mental slog for Bobby, but we will do everything we can, as a club, to help him back on the road to full fitness."


Alex Macdonald @alexmacca11
Gutted for Bobby. He will be back

Neal Bishop @NealBish
Couldn’t meet a better pro, wishing the big man a speedy recovery



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