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Big Dane joins Stags in dual role

24 June 2015

Veteran with top flight experience joins as player/goalkeeping coach.

Manager Adam Murray has bolstered both his squad and backroom staff with the signing of vastly experienced goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

The 40-year-old, who was previously with Crawley Town, joins us on a free transfer and will become player/goalkeeping coach at the club.


Nicknamed ‘The Beast’ because of his imposing stature, Jensen has played in all four divisions of the Football League during his distinguished career, but is best remembered for a glittering decade-long spell at Burnley.

He helped the Clarets win promotion to the Premier League in 2008/09 and racked up over 300 appearances – keeping clean-sheets against Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton and many others.

In total, the 6ft 1in shot-stopper, who also helped West Bromwich Albion reach the Premier League in 2001/02, has kept 132 clean-sheets from 423 appearances in English football.

Speaking exclusively to www.mansfieldtown.net, Jensen, who hails from Denmark, said: “I had an opportunity to come here last year, but at the time it didn’t really suit Crawley. There has been interest since and as soon as I heard the gaffer wanted to bring me here again, it was massive for me.”

On manager Adam Murray, Jensen continued: “He’s got a great philosophy. He wants to do well and he’s determined, so you’re halfway there.

“With the hard work that he’s putting in, it should be a good combination to succeed.”

The Danish ‘keeper will be working closely with fellow shot-stopper Scott Shearer, who agreed terms on a deal at One Call Stadium earlier today.

The transfer will be completed, subject to Football League approval.


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