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Joining Stags was 'no brainer', says Sterling-James

27 June 2017

After putting pen-to-paper on a deal at One Call Stadium, new signing Omari Sterling-James has explained that it was an easy decision to join the club from National League side Solihull Moors.

The 23-year-old scored nine goals and chalked up six assists during the Moors' maiden season in the fifth tier of English football last season, which has led to Stags' boss Steve Evans acquiring his services ahead of the new season.

Sterling-James has spent the majority of his career on the wing, however he is likely to be deployed mainly as a striker at One Call Stadium.

And the Saint Kitts and Nevis international is looking ahead to the new season after making the easy decision to join the Stags.

"I'm delighted to be here and I can't wait to get started," Sterling-James said.

"I've got a few friends here as well and they've spoken very highly of the club, so it was a 'no brainer' really."

The former Birmingham City trainee is Stags' 13th signing of the summer as the gaffer assembles a squad capable of challenging for promotion and Sterling-James is excited to be challenging towards the top end of Sky Bet League Two.

"[I want] to help the club get promotion, score a few goals, help create a few goals and just help winning games.

"We should be getting in the play-offs, without a doubt. I guess that will be everyone's ambitions, achievements and targets [to get in] there."

Sterling-James has previous EFL experience with Cheltenham Town and he says now is 'the perfect time' to join the Stags in order to get a full pre-season under his belt.

"I guess it's the perfect time [to come into the club] before everyone goes in and gets all the work done. It's better than joining during pre-season.

"I performed pretty well [last season]. There were times I could have done better and times I was excellent, but I've just got to keep trying to get my performance levels up, get my head sorted and help the team get wins."


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