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Doncaster Rovers striker joins Chesterfield on two-year deal

Striker Liam Mandeville has signed for Chesterfield following his release Doncaster Rovers this week.

The news was confirmed via Chesterfield’s official website, stating that Mandeville has signed on a two-year deal. The striker joins after his release from Doncaster Rovers, where he has spent his entire professional career.

Since arriving at Doncaster as an 18-year old in 2015, he has gone on to make 64 appearances in all competitions, scoring 15 goals in the process. He had a short-term loan to Northern Premier League side Whitby Town back in 2015 as a teenager, as well as loan spells in League Two with Colchester United and Morecambe.

Last season at Morecambe, Mandeville played an important part in maintaining their football league status, eventually finishing in 18th place, 14 points above the drop zone. The striker, who can also play out wide and as a number 10, started 28 games for the Shrimps in the 2018-19 campaign, scoring three goals and registering nine assists.

Upon signing, Mandeville said he was impressed with his meeting with Chesterfield manager John Sheridan.

“We had a good chat and I liked what I heard” he said. “It’s an excellent set-up and ’m looking forward to it.”

Assistant-manager Glynn Snodin had only good words to say about Mandeville too.

“Liam could have stayed in the Football League, so credit to him for dropping down to the National League to join us” he said.

“He creates and scores goals and we think we can get the best out of him.”

The 22-year old will join up with his new teammates for pre-season training next month.

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