Stags sign striker

STOKE City forward Louis Moult has signed for Mansfield Town on a month’s loan - just a few hours after the departure of two more players this month, Ryan Williams and Matt Somner.

The highly-rated 18-year-old Moult joins the Stags until 28th February and will be eligible to feature in four league matches and Saturday’s FA Trophy tie against Alfreton.

After graduating through the Potters’ Academy, Moult has made one senior appearance for Tony Pulis’ men and has most recently been on loan at League Two Bradford, where he scored one goal in 10 appearances earlier this season.

Louis’s older brother Jake plays for Alfreton and could line up in The Reds’ midfield against Mansfield this Saturday.