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16th September 2020 23:45

Young forward signs professional deal
mansfieldtown.net, Sun 13 Sept 2020

We are delighted to announce that young forward Joshua Scott has signed a two-year professional contract with the club.

Scott made a huge impact on our under-18s' squad last season with his eye for goal and tremendous work rate.

The 18-year-old's performances for the Mansfield youth team caught the eye of first team boss Graham Coughlan.


The Stags' manager promoted him to first team duties in pre-season, with the attacker appearing for the amber and blue against Peterborough United and West Brom under-23s.

Academy manager Richard Cooper said: "As an academy we are absolutely delighted for Josh.

"Since entering our building 12 months ago, his attitude and application has been exemplary.

"He has truly earned his first professional contract. We hope he continues with this drive and dedication to truly fulfil his potential.

"The academy would like to say a big well done to Josh."


Graham Coughlan tells Radio Nottingham (video on iFollow Stags), 15 Sept 2020:
"The ideal would be to get him (Josh Scott) a little loan spell. Jimmy Knowles has popped out to Notts County, so we could see how Jimmy gets on and take Jimmy back in December, and then send Josh out so we don't have them all out at the same time. We've had one or two clubs inquire about Josh aleady."


Joshua Scott @Joshuascott2009
Over the moon to sign for @mansfieldtownfc and looking forward to the future, thanks to academy and first team staff for the opportunity. Up the Stags

Liam Hearn @Hearnz10
A message to any young aspiring player, hard work really does pay off! Well done Scotty

Neal Bishop @NealBishop11
An example to all the young players at Mansfield.
Gives it absolutely everything all of the time and throughly deserves his chance. Well done palRaising hands


Sun 13 Sept 2020

Alfreton Town are pleased to confirm the signing of winger Rio Molyneaux ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Rio, 18, was most previously at Mansfield Town and featured heavily for the Stags U18 set up including in the FA Youth Cup and the EFL Youth Alliance league and cup.

Rio is a keen learner and possesses electric pace and good distribution from the flanks. Molyneaux has featured throughout our pre-season campaign thus far.

Billy Heath on Rio’s arrival:
“Rio was released from Mansfield in the summer after featuring for their Under 18s. We were asked to take a look at him and he caught our eye, he is a player who wants to learn and he has a fantastic attitude to the game. For a player who is so young, he asks a lot about his own game and how can improve.

He has done really well so far, he has great pace and is only 18, we are pleased to get him on-board and work with him this season and we are excited to see how he improves as he learns. Released from Mansfield, got asked to have a look. Wants to learn, fantastic attitude to the game, for a player so young, he asks a lot about himself.”

Welcome, Rio!


Liam Hearn @Hearnz10
Fantastic prospect. Really looking forward to seeing how he develops over the course of the season.