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LEE MANSELL ON SIGNING FOR THE GAS

26 June 2014

Midfielder on his decision to come to the Mem

Experienced midfielder Lee Mansell today became the latest player to join Bristol Rovers.

The former Torquay man has plied his trade in both League Two and the Conference, and knows what is needed to gain promotion back into the Football League.

He said: “I talked with a couple of other clubs, but I met with Darrell, the meeting went really well and we got on really well. Darrell is really infectious and wants to succeed. 

“We need to build a solid base in the squad to not only take us up from this league, but to do well in League Two in forthcoming years.

“Relegation is very difficult. It hurts and it is hard to build yourself back up. 

“Conference football is very tough; as a club we cannot go into game thinking we don’t deserve to be in this league – we are in this league for a reason.

“We are going to go to places where our fans outnumber theirs, and you need strong characters in the changing rooms and on the pitch.

“You have to be mentally strong and physically strong, and if our quality can shine through, we can be promoted."

When asked what we can expect from him as a player, he said: “I am honest and hard working and I like winning.

“I have not been used to that the last 18 months, and I want to change that. I want to be successful again. I want to be able to take a club like Rovers back into the league.”

For the full interview visit Gas Player.


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