The January transfer window slammed shut at 11pm last night as Mansfield Town took their business right down to the wire.
With players coming in there has to be a clear-out which sees players move out on loan or away from the club permanently.
We look over the outgoings from the club and what situation each player finds themselves in.
Alistair Smith- Permanent Signing For Altrincham
🤝 Midfielder @AlistairSmith13 has signed for Altrincham on a free transfer.
The move for the 21-year-old includes future incentives for #Mansfield in the event of a prospective transfer.
Best of luck, Ali! 👊
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) January 15, 2021
A move the 21-year-old has been wanting in order to get more first-team football elsewhere as he wasn’t given enough chances at the Nottinghamshire club.
Smith came through the youth ranks at Mansfield and made a handful of appearances for the amber and blues before moving on loan to Altrincham this season.
The move was made permanent after Smith was happy with the game time he has been given at the National League outfit managing 13 appearances this season.
Rollin Menayese- Loan Signing For Grimsby Town
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) January 18, 2021
The central defender joined Mansfield in the summer transfer window when Graham Coughlan was still in charge.
Since Coughlan’s sacking in November, Menayese was only able to play the one match under Clough and decided it would be best for him if he searched for minutes elsewhere.
Grimsby Town loaned the player from Mansfield until the end of the campaign as they were in dire need of a defender.
Andy Cook- Loan Signing For Bradford City
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) January 27, 2021
Another example of a player searching for more minutes is striker Andy Cook. Under Clough, the forward has only completed a full 90 minutes on one occasion.
His move to Bradford come similarly to the move he made to Tranmere Rovers in last year’s January transfer window.
In search of more minutes, the Yorkshire club signed him on loan and will hopefully utilise his main assets alongside fellow striker, Danny Rowe in a front two.
Nicky Maynard- Loan Signing For Newport County
🤝 Striker Nicky Maynard has joined @NewportCounty on loan until the end of the season.
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) February 1, 2021
Maynard has not hit the same heights that he did last season under John Dempster and Graham Coughlan.
Plagued with injuries, the forward hasn’t had a lot of game time under the new manager at the One Call Stadium as was desperate to leave the club.
Newport County signed the striker on loan as they hunted for new attacking options. The 34-year-old decided a move to Wales was the best option if he wanted to get back to his former self.
The outgoings from the One Call Stadium seemed logical from the Mansfield Town boss as the fans reacted to the news.
One Stags fan said: “If they are not playing it’s a sensible decision.”
Another said: “If it’s what Clough thinks is best for the club then ill go with that.”