FOLLOWING his release by Tranmere Rovers, much-travelled striker Andy Mangan has signed for Bala Town.
The 31-year-old Liverpool-born frontman began his career with Blackpool before being released after a brief loan spell with Hyde United. Mangan then joined Accrington Stanley in the Conference and scored 10 goals from 45 appearances as the club reclaimed a place in the Football League. At the end of his second season he decided to reject a new deal in favour of a move to Bury where a hernia injury restricted his appearances.
After a brief return to Stanley on loan, he was released and signed for Forest Green Rovers, ending the season as the Conference Premier's top scorer with 26 goals from 41 games. Mangan was one of five players charged by the FA for breaching betting rules and was subsequently fined Mangan and banned for five months.
In January 2009, he moved to Wrexham and finished the season with nine goals, adding a further 16 the following season.
In June 2011 Mangan moved to Fleetwood Town and spent two seasons with the club before being released and rejoining Forest Green on a three-year deal. But, after being suspended by the club the following October his contract was cancelled and he joined Luton Town on-loan while the matter was being resolved.
Mangan won his appeal and returned to Forest Green before joining Shrewsbury Town in July 2014, but, after the club's promotion to League One, they were unable to offer him a contract extension. He then joined Tranmere before rejoining the Shrews and scoring five goals in 19 appearances.
Mangan re-joined Tranmere in November 2016.