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Friday, June 26, 2009

Hollett Keeps Working

Former Bulls striker Ivan Hollett is to continue working past his 70th birthday after agreeing to scout Mansfield's on loan youngsters next season.

The 69 year old ended his League career at Edgar Street in 1973 after turning out for the likes of Mansfield, Chesterfield, and Crewe. He has been the youth team coach at Field Mill, but will now keep an eye on a trio of youngsters that will turn out on loan for local sides next season.

Manager David Holdsworth told their official site: "Ivan will give me a week in week out analysis of the loanees' performances. He is a wondeful man who will now also work in an ambassadorial role. He deserves a well earned break from the training ground, but likewise his knowledge is impeccable."

Hollett played 11 times for the Bulls, scoring twice, in a career that saw him earn a reputation as a regular goalscorer in lower league circles. After quitting Edgar Street he took a number of managerial posts in the UK and South Africa.