“We’re going for it.”
That’s the message from Mansfield Town chief executive Carolyn Radford after a week of signings at the One Call Stadium as Steve Evans goes about assembling a squad to challenge for promotion next season.
The Stags have been determined to do their business early, with several signings this week strengthening Evans’ ranks, and there could yet be more to come as they target the top of League Two in 2017/18.
Speaking after the capture of Hayden White and Lee Angol from Peterborough United this week, CEO Carolyn Radford said: “You’ve got to act quickly. The players out there that we want, a lot of people want, so we have to make sure we go in there and give the player what he wants, equally it works for us as well, and to try and get it sorted as quickly as possible.
“They’re significant signings. All credit to Steve (Evans, Stags manager) for playing his part in making the deals happen and to Barry (Fry, Peterborough United director of football). I’m absolutely delighted. It just shows that we’re going to be a formidable team next season - we’re going for it.”
And she urged Stags supporters to witness it first hand.
“We’re going to be challenging at the top of the table,” said Mrs Radford. “We haven’t been there before in the Football League. It’s extremely exciting and I really want the fans as well to get down here and buy their season ticket please and help us push I think for what the town deserves.
“Steve is phenomenal at what he does. I can’t say how privileged and honoured we are to have him with us. He’s a wanted man as well. All his players are wanted players. That and with the fans really getting behind the club we can really achieve some special things.”