Scott McMann has been linked with Millwall and Mansfield Town this summer – and it’s the latter who are making the most progress with their summer business.
McMann is linked with pastures new after a lengthy association with Hamilton Academical, Brian Rice’s side relegated to the Scottish Championship in the 2020/21 season after a seven-year stint in the Premiership. There are options for McCann to remain in Scotland’s top flight but Millwall and Mansfield Town are said to be keen too.
While Millwall are perhaps the biggest name, Mansfield manager Nigel Clough watched McMann at a few of Hamilton’s final Premiership matches in April and May. Clough says Mansfield are building to push themselves out of English League Two and into League One.
He said (Chad): “There is a lot of talking going on at the moment and I have met with quite a few players. It’s always about patience at this stage – I don’t see an awful lot of business being done throughout certainly League Two and beyond that at the moment.
“There is a lot playing a waiting game and of course agents are trying to get the best deals for players and that may involve saying ‘hang on a week or two and see if anyone comes up with anything better’.
“We are closing in on a couple of goalkeepers as well – then it’s just strikers and one more defender. We have met a striker and we’ve met a defender and I think we are in with a good shout with both of them. But, as we said a couple of weeks ago, nobody has turned us down yet and we are still in the hunt for our top targets.”
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