Former Tranmere striker Mangan joins Accrington Stanley


Andy Mangan only left Tranmere in May, but he has today signed for his second club since leaving.

Mangan has signed a one year deal with Accrington Stanley, with the option for a further one year. The move sees him step-up to League One having spent much of last season on the bench in the National League for Rovers.

However, Mangan has been training with Stanley for at least three weeks having joined Bala on non-contract terms (we understand). He has also spent the summer doing one of his coaching badges and was set to join Fleetwood Town as a coach with one of the younger age groups. We’re not sure if that will now happen.

Speaking to the Accrington Stanley website upon signing, Mangan said: “I know I am nearly 32 but I have kept myself fit, I have played and scored goals in League One and I will do anything the gaffer tells me. I am here to help out with whatever he tells me to do.

“I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. The gaffer and Jimmy have shown they believe in me and I want to repay their faith in me.

“I did initially just come to train but I think I maybe surprised the management, they haven’t seen me for 12 years on a day-to-day basis and I believe in my ability.”

Mangan is a big influence in the dressing room at clubs and his jovial personality could be vital to Accrington as they embark on a difficult first season in League One.

Good luck, Mangy.

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