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24th June 2019 10:54

Monday 17 June 2019

Mansfield Town FC @mansfieldtownfc
NEWS: #Stags’ boss John Dempster (centre) is currently in Portugal with CEO @CarolynRadford and chairman @JRadfordMTFC as they further discuss plans to strengthen the club and squad.
Furthermore, the gaffer has confirmed that the Stags have submitted bids for two new strikers.
from https://twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc/status/1140678450992287750

John Radford @JRadfordMTFC
More John Radford Retweeted Mansfield Town FC
Carolyn and I have enjoyed another extensive and detailed discussion with our new manager as we look to add additional quality to an already strong squad.
We’ve identified a target shortlist, containing players who would certainly improve and enhance our first team.
from https://twitter.com/JRadfordMTFC/status/1140680880438095872


Manager reveals bids for two strikers
mansfieldtown.net, 18 June 2019

Manager John Dempster has provided an update on potential transfers as well as revealing that the club has submitted bids for two new strikers.

The new boss, who is working meticulously behind the scenes to add quality to his already strong squad, penned the following update from Portugal, where he, chairman John Radford and chief executive officer Carolyn Radford are further discussing plans ahead of next season.

The manager wrote: “It’s been a very busy few weeks speaking to agents and players and I’m very excited about the targets we have highlighted to potentially join our already strong squad.

“This has been reinforced by the several enquiries I have had about different individual players but as I’ve previously said, I’m looking forward to working with the squad and only a very attractive offer would see any [player] going the other way.

Read more at https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2019/june/stags-make-bids-for-strikers/?fbclid=IwAR1e9brteibPqy8rzwOITu5qGQRPviAtXyvtKSUyarnKiPtEJ4M2nhKcGmE

“My assistant manager (Lee Glover) and I have had further time to watch last season’s games and analyse more thoroughly which areas we need to support and strengthen, whilst at the same time, viewing talent and quality [players] at other clubs.

“Lee’s knowledge of players at this level, below and above, is highly impressive. He will be a real asset to our football club.

“Our club is an attractive prospect for players because of our owners, current squad and new training ground but we must be patient and efficient in our work, making sure that the new players improve us on the pitch and live the club’s values off it.

“I expect the market to speed up in the next two weeks because players will be returning from holiday and want to know where their futures are.

“Five, possibly six signings is our aim and certain negotiations will be coming to a conclusion in due course.

“There are many quality players who are out of contract and we have made final bids for two strikers to two different clubs and we are now awaiting their response.

“I have meetings with the chairman and chief executive today and tomorrow in Portugal and fly home later in the week to plan and prepare this for this next chapter.

“Our supporters have lots to look forward to with the pre-season games we have in July and come the first week in August I believe we will have a squad of players that are ready to fight for success and do them proud.”


Mansfield Town move for two new strikers
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Monday 17 June 2019

New Mansfield Town boss John Dempster has confirmed he has put in bids for two new strikers.

Dempster has flown out to Portugal to meet up with chairman John Radford and CEO Carolyn Radford to discuss plans for strengthening the squad for the forthcoming season.


Dempster recently said the striker department was his main concern as far as transfers went and it would appear he has now taken the first steps to bring in bolster it with new faces.

Stags have also confirmed that, as yet, they have had no bids from other clubs for any of the current squad.



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