Pilkington: Stags offer too good to turn down

THE stabililty of a two-year contract was the main reason behind captain George Pilkington’s decision to leave Luton and join Mansfield Town last week, writes Mike Simmonds.

Thursday, 28th June 2012, 3:00 pm

The club captain, who is now 30, made 172 appearances for Town after signing in July 2008 and confirmed he had been offered a deal to stay at Kenilworth Road.

But he turned it down in favour of a longer contract at Field Mill, with his new club’s location also playing a part in the decision.

Speaking exclusively to the News/Gazette, Pilkington said: “Mansfield offered a two-year contract which as I’m 31 this year massively appealed to myself.”

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