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Hawkins Moves to Mansfield
Monday, 21st Jun 2021 18:02

Striker Oli Hawkins has joined League Two Mansfield Town on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Hawkins, 29, moved to the Blues last summer after leaving Portsmouth and made 10 starts and 13 sub appearances, scoring once.

“Oli will add a real presence in both penalty areas, something which we missed last season, both defensively and offensively,” Stags boss Nigel Clough told his club's official website.

“He’s an unselfish player and his assists ratio is very good, but his presence in both penalty areas is the main reason why we’re signing him.

“He’s been playing in teams who have competed towards the top end of League One in the last few seasons and we’re excited to add him to our existing line-up of strikers.”

The frontman was among the players told he could find a new club by manager Paul Cook at the end of the season.

Elsewhere, ex-Blues winger Danny Rowe has signed a new one-year deal at Burton Albion having joined the Brewers on a short-term contract in February after leaving the Blues at the end of 2019/20.

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BlueArrow added 18:06 - Jun 21
Good luck Oli.

Talbs77 added 18:09 - Jun 21
Best of luck will probably do well at League 2 bit unlucky with injuries here.

RobITFC added 18:09 - Jun 21
Ashton is a genius to get a fee

cressi added 18:10 - Jun 21
Nice bloke by all accounts but hopeless at either end of the pitch Jackson and Drinnan next pleaseeee

OwainG1992 added 18:10 - Jun 21
Good luck to him. He did alright earlier in the season when Gwi was getting goals.
Interesting another to league 2.
I was one of the fools thinking our squad was top end league 1 (should go up)

Europablue added 18:16 - Jun 21
It's definately interesting that a lot of our players from the season just gone are finding their level at league two.

therein61 added 18:19 - Jun 21
Good luck big man, sorry it didn't happen for you here but as they say that's football.

timkatieadamitfc added 18:24 - Jun 21
Good luck Oli, will do well if he gets good service in div 2.

Mariner1974 added 18:27 - Jun 21
Yeh happy to see him as one of the 90%'ers. Never seen anything from him. Doubt he'll end up being a Kiefer Moore and one of the big lads that got away...

Saxonblue74 added 18:30 - Jun 21
Best of luck to him, but I have to say a very poor signing for us. Anyone know if we paid for him?

Juanforthemoney added 18:31 - Jun 21
Should be interesting when he comes up against Chambo!

Karlosfandangal added 18:33 - Jun 21
Looking forward to seeing players sign for us.

It seems very quiet at the minute.

Think Oli would have done ok at Town as a defender as that was were the ball was most of the time last season

markchips added 18:34 - Jun 21
Are we going to be able to put a team out ? Plenty more to go I suspect

BeattiesBackPocket added 18:35 - Jun 21
Good luck to the guy but maybe betty and monkey blue can see the team they felt was too good for league one are now playing their trade in league two 🙄 First bit of great business from Ashton how he got a fee I’ll never know!

SheptonMalletBlue added 18:41 - Jun 21
It was only a fiver!

jas0999 added 18:44 - Jun 21
We got a fee?! Great news. I wish Oli well.

That’s a lot of players out, with just two in …

masetheace added 18:49 - Jun 21
Never given a real chance . Hope it doesn't come back to bite as as per one Keiffer Moore

Bazza8564 added 18:52 - Jun 21
Another Lambert signing lands in league two. Anybody else getting the vibe that PC was spot on?

leftie1972 added 18:55 - Jun 21
Good luck to him, seems like one of the nice guys of football.

dirtydingusmagee added 18:58 - Jun 21
our over rated failures seem to moving on to their level now, good luck to them, lets hope the incoming are going to put on a better show.

Saxonblue74 added 19:04 - Jun 21
Masetheace, I doubt it. Apart from anything else he's 29

buzbyblue added 19:11 - Jun 21
Can see why Pompy let him go on a free... Nice guy, but not what we needed then or now

Serious question I've lost track of the squad now, anybody got a link to the current squad as it stands, just interested to see names and what the numbers are now

ntoms97 added 19:24 - Jun 21
Buzbyblue someone please correct me if I am wrong but (numbers obviously last seasons):
1 Tomas Holy
6 Luke Woolfenden
22 Aristote Nsiala
24 Kane Vincent-Young
30 Miles Kenlock
11 Jon Nolan
14 Jack Lankester
15 Teddy Bishop
21 Flynn Downes
36 Armando Dobra
9 Kayden Jackson
10 James Norwood
25 Aaron Drinan
12 Janoi Donacien
19 Corrie Ndaba


buzbyblue added 19:29 - Jun 21
Thanks ntoms97 :)

brittaniaman added 19:31 - Jun 21
Oh well that is 17 out of the door now and just 2 in, I have been crossing them off the back of the last seasons program, Paul Cook has certainly downsized the squad to his manageable liking ?

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