Curle on Lawrence:
STAGS' star player Liam Lawrence was sensationally dropped before today's disappointing 1-1 draw with Orient at Field Mill.
Lawrence was spotted 'nightclubbing' on Thursday and disciplined by the club, manager Keith Curle revealed after the game.
Curle said afterwards: "Liam has lost my respect, he has to win it back."
Curle on Orient game:
ANGRY Mansfield Town manager Keith Curle pulled no punches after the Stags conceded yet another late goal to throw away two points at Field Mill this afternoon.
After watching Orient snatch a 93rd minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw, Curle said: "The players collectively have the footballing brains of a rocking horse.
"At that stage in the game all we had to do was keep the ball. There was a lack of football discipline.
"These players have got to learn how to win matches and they will.
"The fans will have gone away today thinking that nothing has changed."
The late Orient goal followed Sunderland's injury time winner in the Carling Cup on Wednesday - plus numerous matches last season when the Stags were relegated from Division II on the back of conceding many late goals.
Audio interview with Keith Curle from Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
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