Ross Dyer has thanked manager Paul Cox for showing faith in him after the boss activated a clause in the front man's contract, enabling him to stay for next season.
The ex Forest Green Rovers front man played only 25 minutes of last season's title-winning campaign, after rupturing a cruciate ligament on the opening day against Newport County.
Now fully fit after completing a nine month fitness program, the 25-year-old striker says he will fulfill a lifelong ambition by playing in the Football League next season.
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“I spoke to the gaffer regularly throughout the season after knowing that I wouldn’t play much of a part in it," said Ross, speaking to mansfieldtown.net shortly after putting pen to paper on his new Football League deal.
“He’s always backed me from the minute I got injured. I can’t thank the gaffer enough – he has showed a lot of faith in me, which hopefully I can repay double fold next season. The club have put a lot of resources into getting ready and back fit. As a kid, it was one of my biggest ambitions to play in the Football League and I have a lot of people to thank who have helped me get there.
”The club have sorted me out with one of the best surgeon in the country and Simon (Murphy), the physio, has been with me everyday.
“The hunger that I have to go on and achieve things is much bigger than before. I just want to play football again really. It’ll be class."