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Stags defender joins Stevenage on free transfer

Mansfield Town v Guiseley in The Emirates FA Cup Round Two - Sunday December 3rd 2017. Mansfield player Johnny Hunt. Picture: Chris Etchells
Mansfield Town v Guiseley in The Emirates FA Cup Round Two - Sunday December 3rd 2017. Mansfield player Johnny Hunt. Picture: Chris Etchells

Transfer-listed Mansfield Town left back Johnny Hunt today joined League Two rivals Stevenage on a free.

The 27-year-old made 18 League appearances for the Stags last season after signing from Chester City.
“Johnny is a great professional and a fantastic kid,” said manager David Flitcroft.

“He asked me if I could guarantee him first team football, which I couldn’t, so he’s taken the opportunity offered at Stevenage.
“Mal Benning is the first choice left back at the football club and is the type of player I want to work with. I see so much potential in Mal.
“We have young Henri Wilder coming though the system who has impressed and Johnny’s position in the squad may have stopped the progression of a good youth team player coming through.”