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New midfielder: I can’t wait to get going

16 June 2022

Club News

New midfielder: I can’t wait to get going

16 June 2022

Mansfield Town’s second summer signing Hiram Boateng says he can’t wait to get going after signing on the dotted line at One Call Stadium.

The 26-year-old penned a three-year deal yesterday.

Appearing 37 times in all competitions during the 2021/22 campaign for MK Dons, Boateng helped the club to a play-off semi-final before parting ways this summer.

Aware of the progress that the Stags made last season, Boateng believes he can help Nigel Clough’s men go one step further in 2022/23.

Boateng told iFollow Stags: “I am at a good time in my career, getting a little bit older [and] having more experience under my belt.

“Knowing the league well, I am someone who knows what it takes to get out of this division.

“I can bring a calming presence to the side.

“I want to fight for my place in the team and do well from then on.         

“[I’m] Buzzing to get to know the lads.”

Boateng lauded manager Nigel Clough after encouraging conversations with the Stags’ boss.

“The way in which he [Nigel] wants to play and control the ball suits my playing style.

“He is ambitious and hungry to achieve [more] things within the game.

“I know he has got a lot of qualities as a manager; I’ve only heard good things.

“I can’t wait to start working with him and get going.”

When asked about previous experiences playing against Mansfield, the club’s new number 44 said: “It has always been a tough game, [with the Stags] always having good sides.

“The [Mansfield] fans – they really get behind the side.

“[One Call Stadium is] Somewhere where you can come and feel intimidated [as an opposition player].

“Hopefully, we are going to have that [passionate] support throughout the season.

“We are going to need it if we are going to achieve something.”

After completing a medical at RH Academy on Wednesday morning, Boateng praised the club’s training facilities.

“They are great,” he said.

“[It’s] Definitely a good place to go into work every day.

“Seeing the pitches, and how good they are, has got me excited.”

When asked to describe his play style, Boateng said: “I’m a box-to-box midfield player, someone that’s going to give 100% all the time and give a lot of energy.

“Last season I popped up with a few goals [which is] something that I needed to add to my game.”

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