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Mon 22 June 2020

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Here's what new man Jordan Bowery had to say after penning a two-year deal with the #Stags!


twitter BBC Nottingham Sport @BBCRNS, Mon 22 June 2020 6pm

SIGNING NEWS: @mansfieldtownfc sign Jordan Bowery from MK Dons on a free transfer.
Bowery signs two-year deal.


Stags sign experienced striker
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 22 June 2020

Mansfield Town is delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker Jordan Bowery from MK Dons, after the two clubs agreed terms for the transfer of the 28-year-old.

The move will be officially ratified subject to the opening date of the summer transfer window.

The former MK Dons’ frontman will become the first signing of Stags’ boss Graham Coughlan since the conclusion of the regular Sky Bet League Two season.

After emerging from Chesterfield’s youth system, Bowery went on to make more than 100 appearances for the club before securing a transfer to Premier League Aston Villa for £500,000 in 2012.

Following a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, the 6ft 2in striker joined Rotherham for more than £160,000.

His next spell, at Oxford United, saw Bowery score seven goals in 16 appearances, before loans at Leyton Orient and Crewe Alexandra.

After impressing at Alexandra Stadium, he made his move permanent to the Alex in May 2017 and following a fruitful two years, earned a deal at League One MK Dons.

Read more at https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2020/june/stags-sign-experienced-striker/

The versatile forward, twice a promotion winner from League Two, told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: “I’m excited about this move to Mansfield. I feel like this is the right place for me to show what I can do.

“I will work as hard as anyone. I’m athletic, powerful, like to run in behind, control and hold up the ball. I’ll do whatever it takes to get a goal and work hard for the team.

“I’ll now be looking to get myself in peak condition for whenever we return. I’ll be raring to go when we do.”

Stags’ boss Graham Coughlan said: “As a frontman, Jordan is a real handful and has the attributes of what we are looking for.

“He will complement the team that we are building. He is big, strong and quick and his link-up play and creativity are excellent.

“Jordan’s challenge now is to fulfil his potential and become a real force in this division.”

Jordan Bowery’s contract is set to officially commence on 01 August, subject to EFL ratification.


Mansfield Town sign Jordan Bowery on free transfer from MK Dons
chad.co.uk, By Stephen Thirkill, Monday, 22nd June 2020, 6:08 pm

Nottingham-born Bowery put pen to paper on Monday after joining Stags from MK Dons on a free transfer.

And the two-time promotion winner now hopes to put a tough season behind him and start banging in the goals again.

“It was a bit of an up down season for me just gone,” said. “It was tough at MK, we didn’t have the greatest of seasons.


“I would like to have played more, but sometimes it doesn’t work out - that is football.

“Our strikers were doing well and it was hard to get in and on the pitch.

“Now I just want to step back and take a look at what I can do. I feel this is the right place for me to do that.

“The manager wants me to work hard, he wants me to score goals. I will work very hard to deliver both of those things.

“I want to show people what I can do. I am excited and cannot wait to get going.

Bowery, who began his career at Chesterfield, also revealed he could have been a Stag much sooner, with the club’s promotion ambitions finally sealing the deal.

“It was a potential move last summer, there was more interest in January so it is good to get it over the line,” he added.

“Mansfield is a team that wants to progress and is pushing for promotion.

“They want to go somewhere and that is what I need in my career so far.It is what I want to get back to.

“No footballer wants to play in League Two all their career, you want to play at the highest level, but maybe to get there you have to take a step.

“Coming here I feel we can progress and push for promotion.”

The move will be officially ratified subject to the opening date of the summer transfer window.The former MK Dons’ frontman will become the first signing of Stags’ boss Graham Coughlan since the conclusion of the regular Sky Bet League Two season.


comment from Martin on "twice a promotion winner from League Two":
He was promoted with Chesterfield in 2010/11, having started just 5 league games (+3 cup).
He was promoted with Oxford in 2015/16, having started just 9 league games (+1 cup).

Full career stats:
196 league & cup apps (+162 sub), 57 goals.
including for Crewe 95 league & cup apps (+23 sub), 24 goals.
2 promotions:
Chesterfield from League Two, 2010/11: 8 league & cup apps (+23 sub), 3 goals
Oxford from League Two, 2015/16: 10 league & cup apps (+10 sub), 7 goals


John Radford @JRadfordMTFC

Experienced, versatile and a twice promotion winner from League Two.
Welcome to Mansfield, Jordan.



Rather unsurprisingly, Mansfield Town were the first club to announce a summer signing yesterday with the arrival of former Crewe striker Jordan Bowery.

The Stags are often at the forefront of League Two’s major transfer business and they were the first to announce a significant capture by announcing Bowery, son of former Nottingham Forest striker Bert, following his release from MK Dons. In past seasons, the Stags have spent well and although chairman John Radford is advocating a salary cap, they appear to be looking to take early advantage of the current crisis by snapping up talent.

The 28-year-old scored just two goals in 22 appearances for MK Dons after leaving Crewe last summer. He bagged 20 league goals in 89 games for the Railwaymen, but had been something a journeyman prior to settling at Gresty Road. A former Chesterfield trainee, Bowery has previously had spells at Aston Villa, Rotherham United, Doncaster, Leyton Orient, Bradford City and Oxford United.

His most prolific spell was at the Kassam, where he netted seven times in 17 league outings during a loan spell. The lack of goals, plus the uninspiring stint with MK ...


Jordan Bowery to Join Mansfield Town From MK Dons
By Nat Goodlad, June 22

MK Dons striker Jordan Bowery will join League Two side Mansfield Town when the transfer window opens. The 28-year-old was not among the nine players released by the Dons last week as he still had a year to run on his contract. However, the two clubs have agreed terms for the player to make the move.

The striker’s move from Crewe Alexandra last season was questioned by fans. He had scored eight goals in Crewe’s 2018/19 campaign and many thought that the step up to League One would be too big of a jump.

It seems that the fans were proved right. Bowery scored just twice for the club in his 22 appearances, 16 of which came in the league. Both of these came in the opening two months of the season against Wycombe Wanderers and Sunderland when Paul Tisdale was still in charge.

Bowery has not played for the club in 2020. The form of Rhys Healey, the emergence of Sam Nombe and the loan signing of Carlton Morris kept him out of the team. His last appearance for the club proved to be the 3-1 defeat to Gillingham on December 21, 2019.



MK Dons have confirmed striker Jordan Bowery will leave the club and join Mansfield Town before next season begins.

The player, who turns 29 next month, had initially been retained by MK Dons, but he leaves for the League 2 Stags after a single season playing for the Dons.

Bowery’s move will officially be ratified when the transfer window opens.

The attacker had joined MK Dons last summer on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra. He played 22 times in all competitions, but was not seen since appearing as a substitute in a defeat by Gillingham just before Christmas.

The Dons said, “The Club would like to thank Jordan for his contribution during his time at Stadium MK and wish him every success in the future.”


Bowery leaves Dons for Mansfield
The striker departs after one season at the club
By Toby Lock, Monday, 22nd June 2020

Jordan Bowery has agreed to join Leauge Two club Mansfield on a permanent basis.

The striker made 22 appearances during his season at Stadium MK, scoring twice. A regular during Paul Tisdale's time at the club due to injuries to other strikers, Bowery found first team opportunities limited under Russell Martin's tenure, appearing just six times under the new manager.

A statement on their website said: "The club would like to thank Jordan for his contribution during his time at Stadium MK and wish him every success in the future."



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