Mansfield Town sign Nialle Rodney, Aman Verma and Marcus Kelly

Nialle Rodney
Rodney has been on loan with Darlington this season

Mansfield Town have completed deals for Bradford City striker Nialle Rodney and Kettering Town pair Aman Verma and Marcus Kelly.

Midfielder Verma, 24, and 25-year-old left-back Kelly join the Stags initially on loan.

The moves will become permanent in January, for undisclosed fees, when they will sign 18-month contracts.

Former Nottingham Forest player Rodney, 20, arrives on a one-month loan deal after joining the Bantams in July.

He came through the youth ranks at the City Ground before his summer switch to the Valley Parade, where he has yet to start a league game.

Stags manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham: "He needs a manager to believe in him and I'll help him in everything he wants to achieve."

Rodney has just finished a one-month loan deal with Darlington.

He only made one start for the Quakers during that time and all of his seven appearances for Bradford have been as a substitute.

Rodney said: "I'm really excited to come to this club.

"I know Kieron [Freeman] and Lindon [Meikle] so it's good to come to a club with familiar faces. Kieron spoke really well of the club and that made decision to come even easier."

Verma, who has had spells at Crewe, Histon, Kidderminster and Darlington, joined Kettering in the summer following his release by Leicester City.

And Kelly brings an end to a two-year stint with the Poppies, for whom he made 71 league appearances.

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