An exceptional shot-stopper who is held in high regard by all his team-mates, Ryan Hopkins has proved his value on numerous occasions throughout his time at One Call Stadium.
Hopkins’ impressive displays at youth level saw him rewarded with a place in the first team squad for our FA Cup First Round clash at Slough Town earlier this term.
The 18-year-old also spent part of the 2011/12 campaign on loan at Evo-Stik Division One South outfit Belper Town.
Former club(s): Clipstone Colts, Belper Town
Strengths: Shot-stopping, distribution
Career ambition: To become a successful pro
Hopes for this season: Have a good season and hope to get a pro deal
Biggest influence on your career: My dad
Best piece of advice you've ever been given: Work hard and look after yourself
Stags player who you would like to emulate: Alan Marriott
Club that you support: Stags
Sporting icon: Joe Hart
Food you really like: Pasta Bake
TV programme that you would never miss: Soccer AM
Perfect holiday destination: Greece
If you could be anyone for a day... Keith Lemon
Describe yourself in three words... Committed, friendly, positive