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Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan


By Deadly Submarine
July 2 2015

Tranmere have tonight confirmed that former Wrexham, Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury striker Andy Mangan has signed for the club....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tranmere Manager Gary Brabin has tonight made his eighth signing of the summer by adding striker Andy Mangan to his Rovers squad ahead of the Vanarama National League campaign beginning in early August.

The 28 year-old striker whose former clubs include Wrexham, Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury has signed a one-year deal at Prenton Park and joins James Norwood in adding to the striking options for Tranmere ahead of the new season.

After beginning his career as a trainee at Blackpool but making no appearances in the first team for the Seasiders, Mangan moved to Accrington Stanley where he scored 10 goals in 15 starts over a two year spell including helping Stanley to the Conference title in his first season at the Club.  A move to Bury followed where in his one season at Gigg Lane he scored 5 goals in 8 starts.

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Andy Mangan won the Conference title with Fleetwood Town (above) and Accrington Stanley

After a return to Accrington on loan which yielded 1 goal in 3 starts, spells at Forest Green, Wrexham and Fleetwood followed in which in total he scored 73 goals in 147 appearances for the three Clubs and once again won a Conference title, this time with Fleetwood Town.

Finally, after a 12 month return to Forest Green, Mangan signed for Shrewsbury last summer and scored 10 goals in just 12 starts as Shrewsbury won automatic promotion back to League One at the first attempt.  Notable goals last season for the Shrews included League Cup goals against Premier League sides Leicester City and Chelsea.

Speaking of the signing of Mangan, Tranmere Manager Gary Brabin told www.tranmererovers.co.uk....

“I’m really pleased to be able to sign Andy.  He has just been a part of a side that has won promotion into League One but he also knows this division well.  He is a natural goalscorer and a local lad and a good character so I’m sure he will fit into the squad very well.”

Total Tranmere would like to welcome Andy to Tranmere and we look forward to seeing him action for the Club.

 

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Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 19:42
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pez
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 20:15
Could be our best signing so far?

Bet there were loads of clubs interested in him, great work by all concerned.

Got to fancy our chances now.

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 20:18
The best signing of the summer for me!

His goals to starts ratio is good but in a lot of cases he hasn't played too many games each season - injuries maybe?

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 20:52
Woo hoo! Another good signing. Right age and right experience, yet again. I'm starting to get really excited for our chances.

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 20:55
good signing with a decent scoring record squad coming along nicely now, a couple more additions and then we need to get the players to gel together

 
tranmerepete
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 21:04
This is a great signing made up



Every ball is a white ball............TRFC

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 21:05
Well this does seem like a turning point for the Forum! Is there anyone out there who isn't happy?!!

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 21:15
What a signing!!!

The whites are going up............

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 21:23
Great signing and he's scored against Premier league teams, so national league teams should be a doddle to beat (Sm7).



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
02/07/2015 21:41
A added bonus is that he and james norward have played together for at least a season before.

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 05:41
what a great acquisition and signing. reckon he could have easily found a league club for the season ahead. we still have the pulling power. being a local lad might have helped. confident that he will be bagging a load of goals.

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 05:57
Fits the player recruitment criteria, three promotions to his name, England C cap, local lad, can score goals and has a betting scandal against his name. He's a perfect fit!

Didn't see this signing coming, but it is an excellent addition to the playing squad and certainly a statement of our intent to come back stronger.



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will_hunting
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 06:49
2 promotions from this division, great signing, keep em coming !!!!

 
the kav
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 07:52
May have stayed up if we had him last year

 
stek26
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 08:02
Great signing, so happy with our forward line of him, Norwood an Stockton- got to be best in division. I think that's potentially 50 goals from them 3!!! (Hopefully)

Alls we need now is a couple of wide players an maybe another centre mid an il satisfied we can compete for the title!!!

SWA

 
coltran
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 08:05
It gets better by the day. This could be the icing on the cake.

 
Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 09:40
Fantastic signing. My only question is why he was not snapped up by a some of the bigger fish. His goal scoring ratio is better than most. I think that we must have offered him a pretty good deal and staying locally may have also helped.

 
Kennel
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 09:45
Last season we had strikers who couldn't strike,now we have two proven strikers. Can't wait to see them in tandem.

 
davep63
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 10:53
And when he scores we can all sing
"Give it to them mangan style "
S. W. A

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 11:06
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Kennel
Last season we had strikers who couldn't strike,now we have two proven strikers. Can't wait to see them in tandem.

it was more like midfielders who couldnt create

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 12:09
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Last season we had strikers who couldn't strike,now we have two proven strikers. Can't wait to see them in tandem.

it was more like midfielders who couldnt create
Let's be honest, defenders that couldn't defend didn't help either.

 
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Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 12:46
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Kennel
Last season we had strikers who couldn't strike,now we have two proven strikers. Can't wait to see them in tandem.

it was more like midfielders who couldnt create
Let's be honest, defenders that couldn't defend didn't help either.

Let's face it the whole team for the last two years we're basically c*ap.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Rovers Sign Striker Andy Mangan
03/07/2015 21:37
Turns out there's been a slight mistake. The club haven't signed Andy Mangan, the club have got Stephen Mangan and he's doing the next comedy night with a few quips / anecdotes and a rare performance of one his old Aragorn songs.

That's what you get sometimes when you sign people sight unseen (Sm7)

So don't be surprised if his attempts to portray a striker, don't stack up to his attempt to portray Tony Blair.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

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