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Youngsters flourishing in senior environment

17 January 2018

Read the latest on Stags' 10 young professionals who are currently out on loan gaining valuable first team experience...

SAM WILSON (Corby Town)

Our highly-rated shot-stopper Sam Wilson, who is currently on a season-long loan with Evo-Stik side Corby Town, didn't get chance to put on his gloves last weekend as the Steelmen's fixture against Carlton Town was postponed. Recently, Corby's play-off push has petered off somewhat, due to three consecutive defeats. Throughout the season, Wilson has featured heavily in goal and his last clean sheet came before the festive period in a 1-0 win against Romulus.

TEDDY BLOOR (Frickley Athletic)

The attack-minded right-back (pictured above) is enjoying his time with high-flying Frickley as they are on a five-match winning streak. Bloor played 90 minutes for Frickley as they dispatched of Stamford 4-2 last weekend. That marked his 31st appearance for the Blues and he is still the leading appearance maker this season.


Belper stunned Evo-Stik South promotion hopefuls Alvechurch with an excellent performance last week, winning 4-2. Stags' young centrehalf, who has put in some assured performances for the Nailers, played 90 minutes and helped Belper see off Alvechurch to take all three points.

KANE BALDWIN (Belper Town)

Having had a successful run with the first team at Belper, defender Kane Baldwin has found himself deprived of first team appearances as of late for the Nailers. Last weekend Belper saw off Alvechurch 4-2, with Baldwin an unused substitute for that match.


Loanee left-back Louis Danquah has spent all season with Gresley, playing a pivotal role within the first-team. The forward thinking left-back has featured mainly as a left winger for the Moatmen, enabling him to improve his game going forward whilst carrying out his defensive duties. Gresley were supposed to host Stocksbridge Park last weekend. However, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Danquah last appeared for Gresley on New Year's Day in a 2-0 win over Belper Town. The former Nottingham Forest youngster featured as a substitute, playing just under 30 minutes in the second half.


Midfielder Cameron Healey is spending time on-loan with teammate Sam Wilson at Belper. The Steelmen didn't have a game last weekend but Healey featured heavily last month, scoring two vital goals. The Birmingham-born midfielder scored in the 2-1 victory over Leek Town on 09 December and bagged a goal in the 3-1 win over Spalding on 23 December.

ALISTAIR SMITH (Loughbrough Dynamo)

Central attacking midfielder Alistair Smith has enjoyed time at Loughborough Dynamo although the Moes haven't displayed the best form of late. However, Dynamo picked up a hard-fought point as they drew 3-3 with Kidsgrove Athletic last weekend. Smith played in the draw and looked lively throughout. Having to play more defensively recently hasn't benefited Smith, but the game against Kidsgrove was a fairly free-flowing, attacking game for the Moes, especially in the first half.

TYLER BLAKE (Frickley Athletic)

Forward Tyler Blake has settled in nicely with his new loan club Frickley Athletic, playing alongside Teddy Bloor. The former youth team captain started well, scoring a brace in Frickley's 4-3 win over Chasetown on New Year's Day and featured for 90 minutes in the 4-2 win over Stamford last weekend.

JASON LAW (Gresley)

Pacey frontman Jason Law has been somewhat of an integral part of the Gresley side since joining on loan. He's still without a goal since October and didn't get the chance to net himself a goal last weekend either due to a waterlogged pitch leading to the postponement of the fixture against Stocksbridge Park.

JORDAN GRAHAM (Hednesford Town)

Striker Jordan Graham has worked very hard for Hednesford Town over the past few months and has impressed for the West Midlands' club. Graham played the full 90 minutes last week in the 1-1 draw with Coalville Town. Following the news of the frontman extending his loan at Key Park, Graham will be keen to impress further.


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