Assistant boss Hall registers as player

ASSISTANT manager Paul Hall has come out of retirement to boost Mansfield Town’s injury-hit squad.

The ex-Jamaican international has been allocated squad number 31 and is available for selection ahead of Mansfield’s home match to Rushden and Diamonds this Saturday, Hall’s former club.

The 38-year-old winger now becomes the most experienced member of the Stags squad, having amassed over 600 appearances during a career spanning two decades.

Manager Duncan Russell told “We still have a number of players in the treatment room and I do not want to be left in the same position as mid-week (at Crawley) where I was only able to name three subs because of our long injury list.

“Paul still has fine ability and is fit,” he added.