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11th October 2013 19:18

twitter Ritchie Sutton @suttonra
Wed morning
Thanks to everyone for their concerns after last night, just concussed so not as bad as first feared. Thanks again #MuchAppreciated
@Robinho2288 was a proper derby game that one, I'm ok cheers mate just bad head this morn though, cheers for the concern pal


video interviews with Paul Cox and Lee Beevers for StagsPlayer subscribers


Cox pleased with players application

Manager Paul Cox was pleased with our players' level of performance tonight despite losing 1-0 to Chesterfield in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cox-pleased-with-players-application-1104719.aspx#S8UVXHyI5yqIMR5T.99

Gary McSheffrey scored The Spireites’ winner on 72 minutes after converting a cross by Sam Hird which proved to be the decisive goal.

With the Stags back in action in League Two this weekend, Cox believes if our side put in a similar display, then we will come out on top.

Cox said: “We had three or four one-on-one opportunities with their goalkeeper. I personally think the game should have been out of sight before Chesterfield scored.

“I believe we played some good football and the overall performance was good but saying all that, it’s all about results [ultimately].

“I’m probably where Paul {Cook} was just over a week ago. I thought they were the better side when we played them at their place and we went and won 1-0. Sometimes you've got to eat a little bit of humble pie and accept you have been beaten.

“I thought the boys gave me a good response in performance tonight throughout the whole 90 minutes."

Elsewhere, Ritchie Sutton is said to be 'okay' after suffering concussion in the build up to Chesterfield's goal. Paul Cox said: "I think he's okay now. It looked quite bad at one stage but it looks like he'll be okay and hopefully he'll be back at training on Thursday. Our thoughts are with him."


Stags boss Cox delighted with display, despite home defeat by Chesterfield
chad.co.uk by John Lomas

Despite a 1-0 home Johnstone’s Paints Trophy defeat to local rivals Chesterfield tonight, Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox was delighted with his side’s efforts.


He was also pleased to hear that defender Ritchie Sutton only looks to have suffered concussion after a worrying 12-minute spell when he lay on the pitch after being flattened in a collision with his own keeper, Alan Marriott, that led to the winning goal.

The gutsy display was a vast improvement on Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat by Hartlepool.

“We played some good football tonight and the performance was good,” said Cox.

“Sometimes you’ve got to eat a bit of humble pie and accept you’ve been beaten. I guess I feel how Paul Cook felt 10 days ago now.

“I don’t believe how we didn’t score with those one-on-ones and other chances.

“Let’s not forget we were playing a very good side tonight and I think whoever finishes above them will win the league.

“We played some good stuff tonight, both movement and passing and the lads tried to force the issue.

“I am gutted for our supporters and our players. We put a lot into it tonight but it just wasn’t to be.

“Passions ran high at times on the benches. Cooky is a passionate guy too and it’s spilled over now and again. But I’d rather wear my heart on my sleeve than look like I don’t give a monkeys about the result.”

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook was delighted to see his side gain some revenge for the League defeat 10 days earlier and bounce back from Saturday’s shock 4-3 defeat at Morecambe.

“That was a very professional performance and I am delighted,” he said.

“My players were immense and our supporters will be going home very happy Spireites tonight.

“We had a lot of comments made about us last weekend. We were criticised and rightly so. Probably because we produce teams with an identity of how they play, always quite solid at the back and looking to score on the counter-attack.

“We had a bad day on Saturday and we will have others. My players are not machines. They are human beings.

“But tonight we were back. We have gone away to Mansfield, which is as tough as it gets, and won and kept a clean sheet.

“I have ridiculous belief in my players - a ludicrous belief which they backed up tonight.

“They put their bodies on the line tonight for the club and the supporters.

“That win was for our travelling supporters.”


Beevers: display was an improvement

Defender Lee Beevers believes our side put in a much better display tonight than last weekend despite a 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield this evening.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/beevers-display-was-an-improvement-1104738.aspx#L4kUD6uFYAxGg5y2.99

A Gary McSheffrey strike on 72 minutes proved to be just enough for the Spireites’ to progress into the third round of the competition despite large periods of domination from the Stags.

With our side now out of the competition, Beevers says our players must now focus on their League Two campaign.

“It was a lot better performance than last Saturday,” said Beevers.

“We got the ball around and created many chances but were unfortunate not to score. We could have scored a couple but tonight wasn’t the night.

“We defended really well. We had a few chances in second half but overall I was quite pleased with the performance.

“It’s never nice to lose at all but tonight we have lost in the right way. We are a little bit happier than what we were but it’s still not nice to lose.”

He added: “Now we have to concentrate on the league and see what we can do. It’s going to be a tough game [against Bristol Rovers] with them playing in the higher divisions in previous years.

“We showed tonight we don‘t want to see anything like we did last week and make a habit of it. We carried on and looked to put things right.”



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