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Mansfield Town forced to scrap youth team

Paul Hall
Hall was only appointed in early July

Mansfield Town have had to scrap their youth team because of a lack of funds.

The club only announced plans for a re-structured youth set-up last month and appointed former Jamaica international Paul Hall as the new head of youth.

Interim chairman Andrew Saunders told the club's website the news was an "immense disappointment" after a "massive effort" to keep it running.

He added: "It would cost a minimum of £50,000 to run for one season which the club is unable to finance."

The news comes just two months after the Stags closed their Centre of Excellence.

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