Laurence Wilson will remain on loan Mansfield until the end of
The young Everton midfielder has been on loan with the League
Two club for a month, making six appearances and grabbing his first
And the Stags have now agreed with Everton for the 19-year-old
to stay at Field Mill for the remainder of the season.
Wilson himself was delighted with the move.
"I am made up," he said. "They asked me if I
wanted to stay to the end of the season and help the team stay in
this league. Hopefully we can finish in the top half of the
The England under-19 man recognised that the standard of
football was a step up from reserve team action.
He continued: "Playing here is going to make me a better
"It is a much tougher game at this level. I have realised I
need to be a bit more physical down here, though we do play some
good football as well.
"Playing is this league is making me a lot sharper and
tougher. Apparantly Everton have had some good reports on me so
that can only be good for me."
And Wilson was pleased to open his professional goalscoring
account in the recent game against Notts County.
"The ball came to me and I just thought 'I can't
miss', and luckily I scored," he said.
"It was a good buzz for me, but I really didn't know
what to do when it went in"
Mansfield boss Peter Shirtliff added: "I am pleased to sign
Laurence for another two months. He has done well for us. I thought
he played particularly well at Torquay and also made a good
contribution at Notts County."