Mansfield Town strengthen goalkeeping department with loan signing of Christy Pym from Peterborough United

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The 27-year-old shot-stopper spent the second half of last season on loan at Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage, making 23 appearances.

He follows fellow keeper Scott Flinders into One Call Stadium this summer and the duo will face off to start the season.

“Christy has been at the top of our list for a few months, as we knew Bish (Nathan Bishop) wouldn’t stay, so we’re delighted to have her on board,” manager Nigel Clough said.

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Christy Pym is loaned to the Stags.

“He’s an experienced goalkeeper and it would be nice to have him with Scott Flinders in the squad.

“Their experience will also help the development of Owen Mason’s development.”

Pym started his career at Exeter City where he played 151 times in seven years in Devon.

In July 2019, the England goalkeeper left the Greeks and signed for Sky Bet League One side Peterborough.

The Exeter-born player won the Sky Bet League One ‘Golden Glove’ award in 2019/20, keeping 15 clean sheets in an excellent season at Cambridgeshire. Pym appeared 82 times for the Posh before his loan move to Stevenage earlier this year.

“Yeah, I’m very glad I did. It took a long time to do in the end,” Pym said.

“I was itching to get here, but I’m happy to be here now and can’t wait to get started.

“It’s a good club. I played here at the end of last season.

“There is a good atmosphere here and a nice crowd.

“I know the setup; the setup is good. There is a good manager and a good team.

“I hope this year we can go further than last season.

“I’ve played here a few times and had some good games here.

“It’s always a tough game when you play Mansfield, I hope that continues this year.

“I like the ball at my feet. I’m a good stopper, but calmness is probably my biggest thing.

Pym is the Stags’ fourth summer signing after Flinders, midfield ace Hiram Boateng and striker Will Swan, who joined the club on Saturday.

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