Mansfield Town loanee Timi Elsnik returns to Derby County

Timi Elsnik celebrates scoring the Stags' late winner.
Timi Elsnik celebrates scoring the Stags' late winner.

Mansfield Town today sent midfielder Timi Elsnik back to parent club Derby County following a four-and-a-half month loan spell at One Call Stadium.

Stags are only able to name five loan players in an matchday 18 and with the arrival of Jorge Grant and Nicky Ajose on Monday took their loan players to six.

The 20-year-old Elsnik made 24 appearances for the Stags since his switch in late August, scoring four goals.

Manager David Flitcroft said: “By bringing in two quality signings in Jorge Grant and Nicky Ajose, we have to ensure we are balancing the numbers from a business point of view and as a consequence of that, Timi has had to return to Derby.
“I’ve worked with Timi previously at Swindon and he’s a player who I absolutely love working with. He absolutely committed himself to Mansfield Town and to everything I asked of him. 
“He was well liked by the players and staff and I have nothing but respect for him over the two loans which I’ve had him for.
“I wish him every success for the future and he deserves all the success that comes his way.”