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Played For Both: Mansfield Town

23 August 2018

Ahead of our Sky Bet League Two clash with Mansfield on Saturday, we take a look back at some of the players who have had the honour of playing for both teams.  

Overall we have found over forty players that have worn both shirts, even if some have only had the privilege for a short time... 

Richie Barker 

Richie moved to Macc in 1999 on a free transfer, scoring 23 in 58 league games. He moved on to Rotherham in early 2001 and then joined Mansfield in November 2004 also on a free transfer.

Richie BarkerQuickly becoming a fan favorite, Richie was named team captain and was the top scorer in 2005-06 with 23 goals (a career best).  

Unfortunately he moved to Hartlepool in 2007, much to the disappointment of The Stags faithful..  

Neil MacKenzie 

Neil was a creative midfielder who started his career at Stoke in the mid 1990s. Joining Mansfield in 2002, Neil had two years with The Stags before moving to Scunthorpe, and was the only player to score in the 4-1 defeat against in the Play Off Final that year. 

He joined Macc in November 2004 on loan and then signed a permanent deal with Brian Horton’s side  the following January. 

Paul Bolland 

Paul signed for Macclesfield in the Summer of 2009, playing a full season for The Silkmen before being released the following year.  

Returning to the club a month later, Bolland was voted Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year the following summer. 

Paul Bolland

 Joining Mansfield on a two-year contract in 2011, he struggled to hold down a place in the First Team  and spent much of the time out on loan to Harrogate Town.  


Colin Askey 

Colin, the father of John and Bob, signed for Macc in 1966 on a match to match basis. He played for Mansfield in the early 60s, helping The Stags to promotion.  

Danny Andrew 

Danny had a loan spell with Mansfield in the late noughties - signing for the Silkmen in the summer of 2013.  

Danny Andrew

He was an ever present in our 2013-14 season - scoring our 700th goal in the National League against Grimsby Town. 

Craig Allardyce 

The son of Sam, Craig debuted for Macc in 1993 but failed to establish himself -  moving off to China and then returning to England in the mid 90s.  

A debut for Mansfield in 1998 saw him remain at Field Mill until 2000.  

Keith Alexander 

Keith Alexander - a gentleman and a friend.  

Keith played out the end of his career at Mansfield, with some loan time at Cliftonville in the mix. 

Unfortunately on his return to Mansfield he broke his leg in January 1996 which in effect ended his playing career. 

Keith Alexander

Keith was appointed manager at Macclesfield Town at the end of February 2008 following the dismissal of Ian Brightwell.  

Keith will always be a hero at Macclesfield and for any of you reading this article that have never heard of him, take some time to learn about this pioneer of the beautiful game 

Honourable mentions: 

Lee Bell, Len Butt, Syd Carter, Martin Clark, Colin Daniel, Luke Dimech, David Flitcroft, Ben Futcher, Lee Glover, Verdi Godwin, Dave Goodwin, Ken Griffiths, Martin Gritton, Matt Hamshaw, Brian Horseman, James Jennings, John McCombe, Lindon Meikle, Adam Murray, Kieran Murtagh, Nathan Peel, George Pilkington, Alf Ringstead, Allan Russell, Kevin Sandwith, Ben Sedgemore, Emile Sinclair, Matthew Tipton, Jamie Tolley, Mickey Walker and Luke Waterfall. 

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