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War of words as Mansfield Town chairman Radford responds to Peterborough accusations over Rose deal

Mansfield Town Chairman John Radford - Pic By James Williamson
Mansfield Town Chairman John Radford - Pic By James Williamson

The war of words between Mansfield Town and Peterborough United continued today as Mansfield Town chairman John Radford gave a measured response to Tweets made by Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony over a possible move for striker Danny Rose.

Stags had never mentioned Peterborough as a potential destination, but MacAnthony went public to accuse Stags of ‘using’ Posh to bump up interest in the striker and claims the player was offered to them via a private conversation between Radford and Posh director of football Barry Fry.


However, Radford will tell fans in Saturday’s match programme: “As we head towards the end of the transfer window, it is important to keep our supporters up-to-date with transfer activity, wherever possible.

“As I mentioned earlier this week when asked, we have received transfer bids for strikers Danny Rose and Lee Angol.

“Both are good players and are well-valued members of our squad.

“Furthermore, and for clarity, we had not and will not reveal the identity of the bidding clubs out of professional courtesy.

“It should be noted that it is not uncommon, in my experience, for in-demand players to be subject to media speculation in an attempt by others to unsettle them during transfer windows.

“We will continue to conduct our business in the right way and are in a very good place right now – as a club and squad - ahead of the big kick-off on Saturday.

“We will keep supporters abreast of any developments wherever possible.”