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Stags to launch U21s team next season - apply now!

8 February 2016

A new under 21s team will compete in the Final Third Development League next season, in another move which shows the club's ongoing development.

The club are currently looking to recruit players of a high-standard for our U21s ahead of next season.

Budding applicants should apply to our head of recruitment, Scott Rickards, via e-mail:

Manager Adam Murray said: "It's a massive thing for this football club [to have an U21s side]. The youth team are flying and we have some excellent young kids, but the gap between the youth team and the first team is massive. 

"We've had a couple of real good boys with us [in the first team squad] this season; the likes of Cain Smith, Zayn Hakeem and Tom Marriott, but the step is huge [to the senior side]. 

"Having the U21s will allow us to keep some of the U18s for an extra year or two and give them an education as well. They'll be entered into a reserve league and it's a major step for our club, there won't be many others [clubs] at our level doing this."

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