Mansfield set to sign ‘high quality’ striker as Rose departure speculation emerges

Mansfield Town boss John Dempster is hopeful of adding another high-quality striker in the next few days as reported by the Chad.

The news comes in the wake of Stags capture of Andy Cook from Walsall last week. Cook, who scored eighteen League One goals for the Saddlers last season signed a two-year deal at the One Call Stadium for a fee the Chad understands to be a joint club record of £150,000.

Dempster said he was hopeful of adding more additions before the squad fly out to Portugal on Thursday for a pre-season trip and confirmed the striker in question would not command a fee. ‘The one we’re trying to get is of real high quality, though I can’t say really much more than that. But we do have a number of targets.’

The news will hearten Stags fans after speculation emerged this morning linking popular striker Danny Rose with a move away from the One Call Stadium.

Journalist Phil Cadden tweeted that Bradford, Tranmere and Salford were all interested in the forward who is about to enter the final year of his contract with Mansfield.

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Rose found himself on the periphery of proceedings at Mansfield last season, and with the arrival of Cook and Dempster’s latest statement, it looks like the forward’s days at Mansfield could be over after a three-year stay and thirty-two goals for the Stags.

It has been very quiet since the Mansfield’s bone-crushing playoff disappointment, and fans will be happy they are now making moves in the market and will be keeping a close eye on their notifications in the next few days to see who the mystery quality striker is.




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