DEARDEN, BOULDING, DAWSON AND FERGUSON REACTION
Audio interview with Billy Dearden from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_peterborough_home_manager.ram
Audio interview with Mickey Boulding from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_peterborough_home_player.ram
CHAD AUDIO: I didn't know I was going to play - McAliskey --->
STAGS striker John McAliskey has revealed that he did not expect to play a part in the massive 2-0 Boxing Day win over Peterborough.
He said: "I got thrown in at the deep end . . . I didn't know I was playing until just before the kick-off.
"I would like to get a goal but at least I played a part in Micky's first goal.
"It was a massive win for us."
CHAD AUDIO: 'We can't wait for the next game', says Mullins --->
"IT'S not all gloom and doom," insisted Stags full back Johnny Mullins after Mansfield Town's win over high flying Peterborough.
But he said after the 2-0 Boxing Day victory: "At the end of the day it is just three points. We are off the bottom and that is great.
"Now, though, we just can't wait for the next game. We have got to be on our toes for Accrington on Saturday."
CHAD AUDIO: Dawson celebrates vital victory --->
STAGS midfielder Stephen Dawson said Mansfield must not get 'carried away' by their 2-0 win over Peterborough which lifted the club off the foot of the table.
He said: "Hopefully this can be the start of something better, but we must not get carried away.
"This will count for nothing if we don't win on Saturday against Accrington."
CHAD audio interview with Billy Dearden by Chad's Stephen Thirkill --->
Dearden hails patchwork heroes
Delighted Stags boss Billy Dearden hailed his patchwork heroes for their sensational 2-0 win over high-flying Peterborough which got them off bottom spot today.
Two goals from hot shot Mickey Boulding did the trick, despite being forced into three changes due to injury and illness.
But he warned his players not to expect Accrington Stanley to roll over when they visit on Saturday.
Dearden said: "We did brilliantly to get a win out of that one with the problems we had.
"At ten to one we still had four different possible line-ups, depending on bodies available.
"It was a good game all-round with both sides having chances.
"But it shows you the lads are all together. Whoever comes in will give 100 per cent.
"I have a young side who sometimes don't believe in themselves but I still have a lot of confidence in them.
"Mickey scored another two goals but we can't keep relying on him to that every game and need goals from elsewhere too.
"It was a great way to bounce back from the Chesterfield defeat and the crowd showed they are with us and behind us.
"If we can produce that sort of performance, fight and battle we can get ourselves out of the mess we are in at the bottom.
"But they have to understand that, just because we beat Peterborough today, doesn't mean we do not have to work hard on Saturday.
"Anything less than that display against Accrington and we will not get a result on Saturday."
Posh manager Darren Ferguson said: "I was very, very disappointed with that defeat - it was one I didn't expect.
"It is hard to put your finger on it but that wasn't my team out there. No disrespect to Mansfield, it was absolutely embarrassing.
"Our defending was nowhere near good enough. It was as poor as we have been all season.
"If we had scored first we would have won it. We had a couple of chances we didn't put away. Boulding had a couple and he scored them both. He has now got 15 goals in a struggling team so I wonder what he is worth?
"That performance won't get us promoted and I felt sorry for the fans who turned out in their numbers.
"They had both centre halves out and Martin McIntosh went in there at 39 and just had a cigar on.
"You have to be up for every game. You can't just turn up for matches and expect to win. That result showed anyone can beat anyone else in this league.
"Many more displays like that and we won't get where we want to be. They have to start taking responsibility for themselves."
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