Ex-Stag Coke back training with his former club

Giles Coke
Giles Coke

Former Mansfield Town midfielder Giles Coke is back training with the club.

The 32-year-old is without a club after his injury-hit stay with neighbours Chesterfield last season saw him start just two games.

Mansfield boss David Flitcroft said: “Giles is a professional I have always admired. He’s come into the environment to train with us. He is a local boy.

“It’s something I’ve done many times in pre-season. When I get a call asking can I come in and train with you – absolutely. But they’ve got to be the right sort and Giles is.

“He’s coming in, we’re having a look at him and he’s having a look at us. It’s non-committal.

“I’ve done it with many players. If they are the right sort in the right environment, then it gives you a good chance to judge them.”

Midfielder Coke hadn’t played competitive football for two years due to injuries when he made his Spireites debut in February, but suffered back-to-back injuries and his second appearance came in the season’s finale.

He was not offered a new deal after Town’s relegation to the National League.