LAMBU ON TRIAL
Stays eye Millwall winger
STAGS are looking to take Millwall youngster Goma Lambu on trial for 10 days.
The right winger played for a Stags reserve team, beaten 1-0 in a friendly at Port Vale yesterday afternoon and manager Keith Curle said; "Goma showed some good flashes and we are in negotioation with his agent to take him on trial for a week to 10 days to have a closer look at him.
Vale's winning goal came on 20 minutes after keeper Jason White raced out his box but scuffed a clearance.
In charge of the reserves was Stags midfielder Tom Curtis and Curle said: "It's all hands on deck as always and Tom was quick to agree to be my lieutenant for the afternoon. It was a chance for him to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game and an opportunity for us to develop his skills."
The Mansfield team also included Adam Murray, Luke Dimech, Chris Tate and Joe O'Neill.
Curle calling for Cauldron
STAGS manager Keith Curle is calling on Stags fans to turn Field Mill into a cauldron of atmosphere and not to fall into former manager Steve Parkin's trap on Saturday (3pm).
Curle reckons Parkin's Rochdale side will shut up shop and try to frustrate Stags' players and fans alike this Saturday.
"We need you to turn up, be vocal and stay vocal for the whole 90 minutes," pleaded Curle.
"We have watched Rochdale away from home twice and I can tell you they will come here with a 4-5-1 formation.
"I am sure Steve will tell his players to go out there and keep the home fans quiet and get them on their team's backs.
"But I want everyone to be patient. Let's foil him by making this place an absolute cauldron of atmopshere behind the lads.
"I saw them at Grimsby and it was a non-entity of a game. But it was good management from Steve as they went away from home and got a 1-0 win.
"As a spectacle it was horrible and as a game of football it was horrible. But it did the trick.
"We intend to get hold of that ball and terrorise them on Saturday. But we need your help and backing."
Defender Adam Eaton has had a slight reaction again to his groin but could still be fit by Saturday.
The game is also a big landmark for winger Wayne Corden who looks set to play his 200th game in a Mansfield Town shirt.
Manager Keith Curle paid tribute, saying: "Wayne is probably, technically, the best out and out left winger in this division or the one above.
"He is someone we need to get the ball to as much as possible as he will destroy people.
"His 200th appearance is testament to his professionalism and conditioning. he looks after himself superbly.
"He is a consumate professional, always trains well and the level of performance he gives on the pitch is special."
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