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Ex-Manchester City Youth Joins NASL Side Atlanta Silverbacks

Atlanta Silverbacks have signed two English players today.

Firstly they confirmed the transfer of ex-Manchester City and Oldham Athletic full-back Paul Black, they swiftly followed that up by announcing the capture of ex-Hamilton Academicals centre back Simon Mensing.

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Paul Black is deemed a big coup for the US second divison side – he has played for both the England U-19s and U-20s and brings experience of playing 132 competitive games in England’s lower leagues.

German-born Mensing is a goal scoring centre back who has found the back of the net on more than 40 occasions. The 32 year old lifted the Scottish First Division title with Hamilton and had seen game time in the top flight

“Paul is the modern day full back,” Atlanta manager Gary Smith said to nasl.com. “He has great energy up and down the left flank, with a wonderful left foot that gives good balance to any team and defensive qualities forged through tough encounters in Football Leagues 1 and 2″.

“At 24, Paul has a very bright future and I fully expect his ability to attract attention from the top teams in the U.S.”

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