Mansfield Town on the verge of bidding for new striker

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox says the club is on the verge of putting in a bid for a new striker.

The move comes just days after negotiations to replace last season’s Blue Square Premier top scorer Matt Green with an unnamed League One striker.

Cox said: “We are on the verge of putting an offer in to another club. We are also running our eyes over a number of other players this week.

“It is clear that we need more in that department and we are looking at a number of different options for strikers.

“Replacing a player like Matt Green who scored the amount of goals he did for the club is always going to be tough.

“It is important we do not rush into it and that we get the right player.”

Cox also confirmed that trialists Arnold and Morgan-Smith will also be given another chance to win a contract with the One Call Stadium club after failing to impress against Sheffield United.

“I don’t think we saw the best of either of them today,” said Cox. “Arnold has been very good for us and Morgan-Smith looked exceptional against Chester.

“It is important we do not rush the decision on their future. They will be given another chance to win a contract at the club. We need a good balance to our squad and plenty of options.”