Ten past Mansfield Town transfer deadline day deals

Transfer deadline day is always a dramatic and nervy day for football fans as they hope for an exciting signing while hoping bigger clubs don't poach their best players.

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 10:02 am
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 10:04 am
Deadline Day ins and out of years past

As we await news from the One Call Stadium on any movement in or out before tonight's 11pm deadline, here we look back on 10 deadline day deals from seasons gone past - some which worked out very well and others that didn'tAs the January window slams shut at 11pm today, we look back at some of the noteable deadline day ins and outs for Mansfield Town – some which worked out well and others that didn't.

Needing help to avoid the drop, Stags sold defender Dick Edwards to Aston Villa for 30,000, enabling them to bring four players in and stay up.
Bought from Derby with the Dick Edwards money, he went on to play over 150 games over four and a half seasons and was in the side that beat West Ham in the FA Cup in 1969.
Also bought with the Dick Edwards cash and netted 73 goals in 230 appearances over six happy years, netting against West Ham, twice finishing top scorer and once hitting four against Tranmere.
After impressing on loan, Stags signed silky midfielder D'Laryea from Manchester City and he went on to captain the club.
After three years together at Eastwood, Stags boss Paul Cox elected to reunite with his 6ft 4ins barndoor target man as he signed him from Corby Town, Rhead then helping to fire Stags back into the EFL.
A shocker, Stags' star man was allowed to move to bitter rivals Chesterfield. But Mansfield knew he was not going to sign a new deal and they made an extra 1.3m from his eventual big money move to Hull.
An instant crowd favourite from Oxford Utd, Macca has spent most of this season injured - his return will be a big boost to the club on the promotion run-in with his aggressive never-say-die attitude.
Butcher arrived from Millwall and then boss Steve Evans predicted great things. But he quickly fell out of favour and, though still here, has yet to convince David Flitcroft he deserves a regular start.
Steve Evans was thrilled to land the Posh striker, free-scoring at non-League level. But, bizarrely, he failed to start him, saw him get injured while sparkling against Crewe and he moved on to Port Vale.
Another one who arrived in a hail of glory from Lincoln with clubs chasing him but failed to really take his chance, despite 10 goals. But he did enough to convince League One Shrewsbury to take him.