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7th August 2020 19:25

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.


“We have a development project on our hands with Rollin. He wants to push his career to the next level, and he can do that with us here at Mansfield.

“He’s a right-footed centre-half who is big, strong and quick. He’s a powerful, no-nonsense defender.”


New Mansfield defender Rollin Menayese delighted to be reunited with former Bristol Rovers manager
Defender Rollin Menayese says being reunited with his former manager was a big factor in his move to Mansfield Town.
chad.co.uk, By Stephen Thirkill

The 22-year-old has penned a two-year contract at One Call Stadium after joining from Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

And he admitted the lure of working with Graham Coughlan once again had been a driving factor.

“I worked with the manager at my previous club and we get on well,” he said. “I know the type of football he wants to play. It was a big attraction working with him again


“He is very black and white and honest and that is rare in football. His ideas on how he wants to play and what he wants from me are clear.

“We spoke on the phone, I came down and spoke to the lads who only said positive things.

“I feel this club knows where it is going. I know the manager well, he knows me well.

“This club has the potential to be successful this year and I want to be a part of it.”

The commanding 6ft 3 in defender game through the youth ranks at Cardiff City and captained Wales at U16 level.

He made 23 appearances for the Gas during the last campaign following previous loan spells at Swindon and Aldershot.

And Menayese is now keen to build on that and become a firm fixture in Mansfield’s starting eleven.

I feel like I need to be playing week in week out,” he added. “I am really excited to join the club and so happy to get the move over the line.

“I can’t wait to get training and meet the lads.There was interest in January. I spoke to the manager and agent and I felt this was the right place for me right now

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of matches. I give 100 per cent in everything I do.

“I like to keep clean sheets and that is what I want to do here. I just give my all in every game and I can’t wait to show that.”


Rollin Menayese Completes Switch to Mansfield Town
bristolrovers.co.uk, Tues 28 July 2020

The Club can confirm that Rollin Menayese has joined Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old made his debut for Rovers in 2017, coming off the bench during an EFL Trophy victory over Wycombe Wanderers and has spent spells on loan at both Swindon and Aldershot.

Menayese went on to make 23 appearances in all competitions for the Club last season.

Rollin now links up with former Rovers manager Graham Coughlan at Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

We would like to express our thanks to Rollin for his efforts and wish him every success in the future.



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.




Rollin @4Rollinmenayese
New chapter! Delighted to have signed for @mansfieldtownfc. Looking forward to season ahead, let’s make it a good one #Godisgreat
Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at the club (BRFC) for the past 3 years. Really enjoyed my time at club and wish everyone the best in the future!

John Radford @JRadfordMTFC
Welcome to the #Stags Rollin!
A strong, bright prospect from Bristol Rovers, who'll boost our defence.

David Sharpe @DavidSharpe91
Welcome to the stags @GeorgeMaris_ and @4Rollinmenayese!! Great to have you both onboard lads!





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