Date: 12th August 2010 at 4:22pm
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Mansfield Town

Mansfield are really going for it this season with everyone pulling together including the 12th Stag.

For last seasons fourth best supported side has had its budget boosted by fans group the 12th Stag who are funding part of both Luke Medley and Paul Connor`s wages. Hats off to an awesome gesture from the fans showing what can be achieved when the fans are part of the plan.

The Gaffer and board are also doing their bit. David Holdsworth has brought in 11 players so far this summer with perhaps another loan to boot prior to the big kick off on Saturday. As well as Luke and Paul Holdsworth has signed another four free agents in Ashley Cain, Keigan Parker, Tyrone Thompson and Steve Foster.

He has also charmed Adam Smith from local rivals York, influential Kevin Sandwith from Oxford, Mark Preece & Paul Stonehouse from Forest Green Rovers and Chris Smith toddles down from Tamworth


Mansfield Town

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Full name Mansfield Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Stags, Yellows
Founded 1897 (as Mansfield Wesleyans)
Ground Field Mill Mansfield (Capacity: 10,000))
Highest 7261
Ave Crowd 3082
Chairman Andrew Perry
Manager England David Holdsworth
2009-10 Conference National, 9th

Goalkeepers
Alan Marriott (1) Neil Collett (33)

Defenders
Chris Smith Mark Preece Kevin Sandwith Steve Foster Matt Somner (8) Gary Silk (16) Tom Naylor (21) Ben Turner (22)

Midfielders
Paul Stonehouse Ashley Cain Adam Smith Tyrone Thompson Gary Mills (4) Ryan Williams (11) Steven Istead (14) Jon Challinor (25) Kyle Nix (26) Oliver Hotchkiss (35)

Forwards
Luke Medley, Keigan Parker Paul Connor Lee Gregory Louis Briscoe (7) Rob Duffy (9) Conor Higginson (23) Grant Ryan (24) Jason Bradley (27)

IN
Luke Medley – unattached
Paul Connor unattached
Ashley Cain unattached
Keigan Parker unattached
Tyrone Thompson unattached
Mark Preece Forest Green Rovers – Free
Adam Smith – York City – Free
Chris Smith Tamworth – Free
Steve Foster unattached
Kevin Sandwith – Oxford – Free
Paul Stonehouse Forest Green – Undisclosed

OUT
Paul Heckingbottom – Gateshead Free
Scott Garner – Grimsby Undisclosed