New signing Kellan Gordon says that he feels ‘fit and ready to go,’ following his permanent switch to Mansfield Town on Thursday evening.
The 21-year-old, a versatile right-sided player who can play in a number of positions, has joined the Stags on a two-year-deal from Championship side Derby County.
Gordon says that he ‘can’t wait’ to get going in a Stags’ shirt.
“I’m delighted to be here and get it [deal] over the line. I just can’t wait to get started now.
“I’m just eager to get going, meet the lads and finally get out there. I can’t wait.
“I’d like to bring a bit of pace and I like to drive forward. I want to create chances for myself and my team-mates.
“I’d say [my best position is] as a winger, but I’ve played at right-back as well.
“I played against them [Mansfield] a few times last season and it’s such a good club. As soon as I got the chance to come here, it was a no-brainer really.
“The gaffer [John Dempster] was eager to have me and I was eager to come here and play.
“It was always a battle [against Mansfield] and it was always a good game. It was always a close battle – it was a tough team [to play against] and I can’t wait to get in there.
“I feel in good shape at the minute. I’ve played a few games in pre-season for Derby under-23s, so I feel good. I feel ready to go.
“I’d back myself to go straight in, because I feel fit and ready.”
Stags’ newest recruit says that he made the switch after conversations with manager John Dempster, assistant boss Lee Glover, and midfielder Timi Elsnik, a former team-mate who was on loan at Mansfield last season.
“I’ve spoken to the gaffer [John Dempster] and I’ve spoken to Lee Glover [assistant manager], who I know quite well.
“I spoke to a few people and they have all said it would be a great move for me. Hopefully I can kick on my career here.
“I’ve spoken to Timi [Elsnik, former Mansfield loanee] a little bit as well, because I was with him at Swindon too.
“He told me how much of a good club it is and that it would be a good place for me to come.”
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