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Stags sign loan keeper

Posted onPosted on 11th Apr
Stags sign loan keeper

Mansfield Town have signed goalkeeper Lewis Price from Crystal Palace on loan.

The 29-year-old joins the Stags on an emergency seven-day loan following injuries to Alan Marriott and Ian Deakin, and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League Two match with Rochdale, kick-off 3.07pm.

Born in Bournemouth, Price is a full international shot-stopper who has been capped 11 times by Wales.

He began his domestic career with Ipswich Town, where he graduated through the club’s youth system and featured on 75 occasions during a four-year stay.

After leaving Portman Road in 2007, he penned a contract with Derby County.

Despite being understudy to Stephen Bywater in his time with the Rams, the keeper made six appearances in the Premier League during the 2007/08 campaign.

Spells on loan at Milton Keynes Dons, Luton Town and Brentford followed ahead of a permanent move to Crystal Palace ahead of the 2010/11 season.

Price kept goal in the Eagles’ famous 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the League Cup in November 2011, and is understudy to Julian Speroni at Selhurst Park.

After signing, Price told the club’s website “I jumped at the chance to come and play some games. I’m looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and play some football.”