Mansfield Town sign left-back but miss out on key target McNulty
MANSFIELD Town swooped to sign left-back James Jennings on a free transfer from Cambridge United before the transfer deadline slammed shut last night.
But boss Paul Cox missed out on one of his key targets, no-nonsense central defender Steve McNulty, who instead signed for Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Luton from Fleetwood Town.
However, the addition of a left-sided defender was a welcome boost ahead of tomorrow's home match with Dartford.
The 25-year-old, who has made 22 appearances for Richard Money's side this term, has joined on an 18-month deal.
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Jennings, a set-piece specialist, featured in over 100 league games during his three-year stay at the Abbey Stadium.
And Cox said: "James is a player who we missed out on signing in the summer, so we're pleased to have captured him the second time around.
"He has leadership qualities as well as an excellent pedigree in both league and non-league football.
"He will give us balance in both defence as well as going forward."
The Mancunian started his career at Macclesfield Town.
A former team-mate of Jamie Tolley and Adam Murray from his time at Moss Rose, Jennings also played alongside Exodus Geohaghon and John Dempster during a later spell at Kettering Town.