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GEORGE TAFT JOINS MANSFIELD TOWN

26 May 2016

GEORGE Taft has joined Mansfield Town on a free transfer.

The former-Leicester City defender joined Burton Albion in May 2014 on a two-year deal which meant his contract would expire this summer.

Brewers manager Nigel Clough invited Taft to join the Brewers during pre-season in order to prove his fitness after missing most of the 2015/16 campaign through injury.

Taft made over 30 appearances for Burton and scored a memorable goal against Shrewsbury Town at the Pirelli Stadium.

Nigel Clough said: “We gave George the option to come and train with is during pre-season as he was out of contract but he had the chance to prove his fitness.

“We’re pleased that George has got himself fixed up with a club so quickly and we wish him all the best.”

Taft said: “I’ve loved my time at Burton and especially being involved with back-to-back promotions.

“I need a new challenge now and I need to play games.” 

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