MANSFIELD TOWN: Cox set to draft in loan ‘keeper after injuries to Marriott and Deakin

Paul Cox. Pic by Richard Parkes
Paul Cox. Pic by Richard Parkes

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox is expected to make a swift move in the loan market after learning of injuries to goalkeepers Alan Marriott and Ian Deakin.

Speaking this evening to the club’s website www.mansfieldtown.net, the Cox said: “With Alan Marriott ruled out and Ian Deakin looking highly unlikely, we will look to bring in a new ‘keeper on an emergency loan before the weekend.”

Earlier today it was reported that Alan Marriott, who has been an almost ever-present for the club this term, dislocated his finger during a midweek training session.

Despite having featured in last night’s reserve team victory over Hartlepool United, Deakin, Stags’ second-choice shot-stopper, has also been struggling with a quad problem in recent weeks.