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Holdsworth makes double signing

Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town have signed Leicester City defender Scott Garner and former Ilkeston Town forward Louis Briscoe.

Garner, 18, recently had a loan spell with Ilkeston under Stags boss David Holdsworth and signs an 18-month deal.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Scott Garner is someone I know and brings a degree of strength and height - he's potentially a very good centre-half.

"And Louis is a young boy with bags of potential, the fans will like him - he's got inner strength and height."

Holdsworth added: "I've worked with Scott before.

"He comes on and wins the first ball and it's imperative we do that a little bit more than we have done this season."

Holdsworth has also brought in Newport County striker Rob Duffy, Rushden & Diamonds goalkeeper Alan Marriott and midfielder Curtis Woodhouse.

The 18-year-old former Chesterfield youth goalkeeper Dan Whatsize has also come to Field Mill on trial.

Holdsworth replaced manager Billy McEwan last month - who was sacked after just five months in charge at Field Mill.

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see also
Goalkeeper Marriott joins Stags
08 Jan 09 |  Mansfield
Stags sign Newport striker Duffy
07 Jan 09 |  Mansfield
Mansfield bag Diamonds' Woodhouse
05 Jan 09 |  Mansfield

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