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1st November 2007 23:39

1 Nov 2007
CHAD VIDEO: I remember nothing - Hamshaw:

STAGS wingman Matt Hamshaw can remember nothing about his horrific injury in last week's dramatic goalless draw at Shrewsbury.
But he has been declared fit for this weekend and will play against Macclesfield at Field Mill on Saturday as the Stags look to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Matt, who was stretchered off the pitch with concussion after a 10-minute delay, told Chad's John Lomas: "I can only remember waking up in the ambulance."

Boss slams side's disciplinary record
CHAD.co.uk, 1 Nov 2007, By John Lomas
Stags boss Billy Dearden has ordered his side to improve their poor disciplinary record this season.
Defender John Mullins became the third player to be shown a red card in the first quarter of the season last weekend.

And Dearden said: "We have got to have a look at our disciplinary record. That's three reds and a lot of yellows.

"We will miss John big-style this weekend as he has probably been my best defender all season since he got into the side. But he has let himself down.

"My players have got to learn to count to 10 before going into rash tackles.

"Or we are going to end up missing key players over the Christmas period. This is the time of year when bookings start to catch up with clubs and you start to miss players."

Chart-topper Mickey not basking in success
CHAD.co.uk, 1 Nov 2007, By John Lomas
Despite their poor first quarter of the season, Stags striker Mickey Boulding sits proudly on top of the Coca Cola League Two scoring charts with eight goals.
But Boulding is not basking in his success.

"It is not about individual success," he said. "That detracts from the team. The goals are all a team effort as is the defending.

"Those who finish off the goals get all the acclaim. But it is the team that scores.

"I am pleased with my form. Last season was my worst in professional football after taking a year out. But I am half a stone lighter now than last season and a lot fitter.

"Last time I was at Mansfield Town I was young and inexperienced. But I went on to do well in the Championships and moved up to the Premiership.

"So I don't really feel Mansfield fans have seen me properly so far. I am determined to show them this season."

He added: "Our performances have been pretty good since the Milton Keynes game. I think that was quite a big turning point for us.

"We have started to pick up a few results since then and we are looking a bit more resilient."

Injuries clearing up for Mansfield
CHAD.co.uk, 1 Nov 2007, By John Lomas
THINGS are looking much brighter for Stags on the injury front ahead of Saturday's home clash with Macclesfield (3pm).
Only young defender Ashley Kitchen is currently sitting things out completely after hurting his heel in the midweek reserve friendly against Notts County.

But Nathan Arnold (calf) and Matt Hamshaw (concussion) have both been declared fit, big striker John McAliskey (groin) is back in training and should be on the bench, while midfielder Jon D'Laryea could also be on there after seven months out.

Chris Wood and Martin McIntosh have also resumed training, though are not taking part in the full sessions with the squad yet. But neither are far away from a return.

"Things are looking a bit brighter for us injury-side now," said manager Billy Dearden.

"It was a worry when Matty Hamshaw stayed down for nine minutes on Saturday.

"But the medics have to do things right and there was a problem with his breathing. We picked hi from the hospital where he had X-rays on his head and neck and everything was clear.

"And we welcomed him back at the club yesterday and he is fine.

"John McAliskey wanted to play on Tuesday but I didn't think he had done enough training. I wanted him to do more running which he has and he could be involved on Saturday."

But Stags will be without right back John Mulins who will serve a one-game ban for last weekend's red card.

After three games unbeaten, Stags take on a struggling Macclesfield side who have a handy record of one win and four draws from their six away games this season.

But Dearden said: "We are only out of the bottom two on goal difference.

"So we mustn't think we have turned the corner and we are all right.

"There can be no slacking off, we have done nothing yet. There is a long, long way to go yet.

"We need to keep these clean sheets going. We have been needing to score three or four goals to win games.

"But, if we keep clean sheets, you only need one and we always create chances and look like scoring a goal."


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