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Midfielder makes Newport switch

20 January 2017

Industrious midfielder Mitchell Rose has this afternoon signed for Newport County AFC.

After joining the Stags in May 2015, the 22-year-old went on to make 60 appearances, scoring five goals.

But first team outings have become scarce since the midfield was strengthened in this January transfer window.

“I can confirm to all Mansfield Town supporters that Mitchell Rose has left us to join Newport County,” said manager Steve Evans, speaking to www.mansfieldtown.net.

“Just over a week ago, Graham Westley [Newport's manager], made contact with me and asked about the availability of two of our players, one of whom was young Mitchell Rose.

“Given the work to redevelop the squad, it’s important that I balance the numbers, both in terms of the head count and financially for our chairman John Radford. Therefore, I have sanctioned the transfer to go ahead.

“Newport County get themselves a good player who can play in a number of key positions aswell as a good professional.

“It goes without saying that on behalf of everyone at the One Call Stadium, we wish Mitchell every success in the future.”

The manager added: “I have had to put on hold at lunchtime today two to three new incoming signings as all my focus is directed on the stern challenge of our visit to Cambridge United tomorrow afternoon.”

In other news, youth striker Tyler Blake has joined Mickleover Sports on a five week loan.


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