Stags defender returns to Cambridge on loan

George Taft - Pic By James Williamson
George Taft - Pic By James Williamson

Mansfield Town defender George Taft today rejoined fellow Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old centre half initially joined the U’s on transfer deadline day in August and went on to play 11 times for Shaun Derry’s side, helping to keep six clean sheets.

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The former Burton Albion man returned to One Call Stadium upon the completion of his loan earlier this month, but has found it difficult to break into a backline which boasts one of the best defensive records in the division.

Despite a goal and a good display in the reserves last week, Stags have plenty of cover in that department

Stags manager Steve Evans said: “George had a terrific spell at the back end of his loan last time with Cambridge United so it made sense that they signed him again.
“George is a good player, there is no doubt he strengthens Shaun Derry’s team.
“He goes with our best wishes. He is a really good professional who is liked and respected by all of us.”

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