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2nd September 2006 19:46

Post match press conference from wwfc.com. Video interviews with Lambert and Shirtliff (file is 3.7 Mb). here
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Shirliff waiting for a change of luck for Stags
CHAD website

PETER Shirtlif must be wondering if he has broken any mirrors recently after another decent performance ended in defeat for his Mansfield side.
For the second successive week Stags' luck was out in front of goal and after Jermaine Easter's goal saw Wycombe home 1-0 against Mansfield tonight he said: "I don't know what to say really.
"It was not a bad performance away from home at a difficult place to come against a decent side. But again we've got nothing.
"We created some good opportunities, we hit the woodwork twice and Simon Brown forced the keeper to make a decent save. It was a good chance. Apart from those we had another couple of good opportunities.
"But we have not been getting the rub of the green this season, apart from maybe against Milton Keynes. In all the other games you could make a case why it didn't go for us.
"But I am a big believer that luck evens itself out and the bottom line is that we have to keep grinding away and eventually it will turn for us.
"Credit to Wycombe's keeper. He made an absolutely unbelievable save to deny Richie Barker. It is such a fine line for us at the moment and we just have to plug away.
"It took us nine games to get six points last season and we only had seven after 12. So we are improving. But we have to be more ruthless."
Evening Post
Boss Peter Shirtliff admits Mansfield have to improve in front of goal after missed chances again proved costly in last night's 1-0 defeat at Wycombe.

The Stags hit the bar twice and were also foiled by debutant keeper Jamie Young as they went down to the only goal of the game from Jermaine Easter in the 59th minute. With a little more fortune Mansfield would have claimed at least a point but Shirtliff refused to blame bad luck for the loss.

"It was not a bad performance from us away from home against a good Wycombe side who we restricted well," he said.

"But we have to be a bit more ruthless in front of goal because it has stopped us getting a result.

There is a fine line between success and failure and it is not quite going our way at the moment.''

Paul Lambert
"I don't care how we win, I just want to win," he said.

"Mansfield were a decent side and perhaps were unlucky not to get something from the game. But that is the game - we stuck it out and got a goal. This is a big, big win for us. Jamie Young in particular was terrific and his save onto the bar was sensational."


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