Mansfield Town have today signed forward Vadaine Oliver on an emergency one month loan from Crewe Alexandra.His signing follows news that frontman Alex Fisher could be out for up to four weeks with a dislocated shoulder, sustained in Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw at Tranmere Rovers.
Sheffield born, Oliver began his career at his hometown club Sheffield Wednesday and penned a two year professional deal with the Owls. Following his release in 2012, the 23-year-old made an impact at Lincoln City where he netted 14 goals in 41 matches.
His scoring exploits attracted interest from a number of Football League clubs and he duly signed for Crewe in June 2013 for an undisclosed fee.
The 6ft 2in hitman is available for selection in our League Two match away at York City tomorrow. He has been allocated shirt number 25.