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I’m ready to go, says new signing

26 July 2019


I’m ready to go, says new signing

26 July 2019

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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