SHIRTLIFF, BIRCHALL AND HORTON REACTION
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from Mansfield 103.2 and Stagsworld, after the Macclesfield game (file is 0.5 Mb).
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from Radio Nottingham, after the Macclesfield game (file is 0.3 Mb).
Audio interview with Adam Birchall from Radio Nottingham, after the Macclesfield game (file is 0.3 Mb).
Brian Horton's comments about last night's match:
"I was disappointed with the game. We were a goal in front and things were going well. Swailes was unlucky, but we should have scored more in the first half."
"Mansfield's goal was unfortunate and turned it into an open game."
"We've got to start winning home matches."
"Saturday is a very important game and we'll be looking to come away with maximum points."
Shirtliff pleased with comeback
CARETAKER boss Peter Shirtliff was pleased with Stags' comeback at Macclesfield last night and refused to get too worried about going bottom.
A second half equaliser by Adam Birchall gave Mansfield a deserved share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
But Bury's win over Bristol Rovers took them off bottom spot to leave Stags rock bottom of the Football League.
However, Shirtliff said: "We know we have got to put more points on the board - end of story.
"But we have got to do what we can and not worry too much about other clubs.
"I thought it was a reasonable performance at Macclesfield.
"I was disappointed to go in 1-0 down at half-time as I didn't think there was a lot in it.
"Their goal was down to a mistake and was the only difference between the sides. It was Jake Buxton's first game for a while and, although he will be disappointed with the mistake, he can take confidence from the fact he played very well otherwise.
"That goal obviously gave Macclesfield a lift before half-time, though Richie Barker missed a chance.
"But I thought we controlled the second half and had the best of the game. We threatened their goal on numerous occasions and with a bit more of a clinical final ball and more aggression in their penalty area I think we could have won the match.
"But I would have taken a point when we were 1-0 down at half-time. I challenged them to go out back out there and come back and, to be fair to them, they did that."
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