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28th July 2020 15:44

Stags capture powerful defender
mansfieldtown.net, Tues 28 July 2020

Mansfield Town have landed powerful defender Rollin Menayese from Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old, who rejoins his former manager Graham Coughlan, has penned a two-year contract at One Call Stadium.

Schooled at Cardiff City as a youngster, the 6ft 3in defender has captained Wales’ under 16s as well as The Bluebirds’ under-18s.

After a spell at Weston-Super-Mare, his talents were spotted by Bristol Rovers, for whom he made his league debut in October 2017 in a 6-0 victory away at Northampton Town.

Loan spells at Swindon and Aldershot then followed, before he returned to the Memorial Ground to establish himself in the first team, appearing on 23 occasions last season.

Manager Graham Coughlan said: “Rollin is a centre half who we have worked with before. We feel he can make us stronger and hopefully become a big player at Mansfield.



Bristol Rovers sell Rollin Menayese to Mansfield Town as Graham Coughlan raids Gas again
The 22-year-old almost moved to Field Mill in January, and within a day of the summer window opening the move has gone through
bristolpost.co.uk, By Sam Frost, 28 JUL 2020

Bristol Rovers defender Rollin Menayese has been sold to Mansfield Town, the club's confirmed on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old moves to Field Mill for an undisclosed fee and will reunite with former boss Graham Coughlan.

Mansfield have long been admirers of the Democratic Republic of Congo-born centre-back, failing to sign him on deadline day in January.

It appeared Menayese's immediate future was at the Mem after he was handed a contract extension just last month.

But since then Garner, who has rarely used the defender since becoming Gas boss in January, brought in experienced centre-halves Max Ehmer and Jack Baldwin, reducing Menayese's chances of playing time next season.

He follows ex-Gas captain Ollie Clarke to Field Mill, with the skipper moving on a free transfer earlier this month to work with Coughlan again.