ALL QUIET AT FIELD MILL ON DEADLINE DAY
TRANSFER deadline day came and went without any movement in or out at Field Mill today (Thursday).
Stags boss Keith Curle had three loans left to use up but wasn't about to bring players in for the sake of it.
He did have an experienced striker at the top of his shopping list but had no joy from the names he chased.
"I made enquiries about certain players but I was told some just wanted to stay put, one had a testimonial coming up and wanted to stay around the club, and another wanted to stay and fight for a new contract," he said.
"I have had agents on with players available but none were better than what we have already. Then there were other players who we would clearly not be able to afford to bring here, even on loan.
"I am not desperate at the moment. We seem to have a pretty good balance and I am more than happy to go with what I have got.
"My physio's room is empty now with Colin Larkin feeling much better after some back manipulation and Scott Sellars on a high protein diet after illness and back in training on Monday - maybe he needs a weekend on the Guiness!
"So I have a full squad to choose from including myself after suspension."
With Wales' trip to Serbia and Montenegro postponed next week, central defender Rhys Day should now be free to return to Field Mill on Friday night after playing for the U21s against Azerbaijan in Barry, ready to face Peterborough in Saturday's big relegation six-pointer.
Dressing room confidence for Saturday is sky high with the players bubbling and full of life - and mischief!
Adam Eaton this morning discovered he couldn't just waltz into Field Mill wearing a short-sleeved mauve Liverpool training top and get away with it - the offending item ceremonially burned before his eyes by the rest of the squad after a gruelling training session!
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