Bacon back at Stags as one of nine on trial

EX-STAGS striker Danny Bacon and former Watford, Norwich City and Hereford United midfielder Clint Easton are among nine trialists on show for Mansfield Town this afternoon for the home reserve clash with leaders Shrewsbury Town (2pm).

Bacon (28) has had two spells with his home town club and has this season been at struggling Hucknall Town.

Other trialists playing today are keeper Paul Farman (Blyth Spartans), defender Elijah Reid (Sheffield United), centre half Andrew Boyce (just released by Doncaster Rovers), Chris Ovington (Leeds United), Kyle Wilkie (Stockport County), Paul Tocco (Corby Town) and Spencer Weir-Daley (Notts County).

"Danny is a young man who has been in a struggling side all season but he has ability," said boss David Holdsworth.

"These are the type of diamonds you have to find at this level and he knows this club well and is a charming young man.

"I know Clint Easton from my Watford days, he is a good character, put excellent balls in and he is keen to come here and play for me.

"I am looking forward to seeing young Boyce. He is a very good young player who just needs educating. He has been at Worksop recently and I have had my eye on him for a long time.

"With nine trialists in there it's more like the Old Bailey!"

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