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EVANS, ROSE, KEVIN NOLAN REACTION
5th October 2017 0:25


Boss hails 'outstanding' Stags
mansfieldtown.net, Saturday 30 September 2017

Stags' boss Steve Evans says his side were 'outstanding' during spells of this afternoon's convincing 3-1 Derby Day victory over local rivals Notts County at One Call Stadium.

A quick-fire brace from striker Danny Rose and an own goal from Magpies' skipper Richard Duffy ensured the Stags won the inaugural Matt Salmon Trophy in front of a season-high crowd of 7,072.

And the gaffer says it was a 'satisfying' performance against a strong County side.

"When you beat the league-leaders, it's always a good day," the manager said.

"In long spells in that second half, we were outstanding. We've made a good side not look a good side, and they are.

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"But consistency has to come into your performances and we've been a little bit inconsistent.

"We're a new group. People don't believe in it unless you're inside the football club. People are still understanding partnerships and mechanics.

"We go away, we need to improve. That's not where we need to be yet, we need to improve, but it's a very satisfying performance from the lads and a fantastic reaction [after Tuesday night]."

Stags had a number of outstanding performers against the league-leaders and the boss praised the attitude of match-winner Danny Rose and the performance of summer signing Paul Anderson, who was deployed in a more unfamiliar right-back position.

"With Danny Rose, he gives you what he gives you. I had a long chat with him yesterday on the training ground about whether we started him or whether we introduced him on the hour mark - that type of chat - and he left it to me. Just the fact that he said: 'I want to play; I want to play whenever you play me'.

"That's the type of answers and characters you want in your squad. He's a fantastic young man and I said in the summer, if he plays more games than he doesn't, he'll be in the 20-plus charts.

"I'm really pleased for people like Paul Anderson. He came in and I thought he was just outstanding.

"He's not played [at right-back] for Mansfield; he's only played [there] in the Championship play-off semi-final for Ipswich against Norwich, in which he was outstanding.

"I said pre-match and I'll repeat it: if Mick McCarthy can play you at right-back in the Championship play-off semi-final to go to the Premier League, Steve Evans can play you against Notts County."

The boss also commended the support inside One Call Stadium, dubbing the atmosphere 'electric'.

"I thought both sets of fans were tremendous to be fair. The atmosphere, in the early stages of the first half, was electric.

"Leading up to half-time, both teams had possession around the box and the noise levels when County got a set play or a corner, or we did, was through the roof.

"I think for the right reasons in the second half, there were only the Mansfield Town supporters in full voice because it was such a dominant performance."

Supporters can login to iFollow Stags to listen to the manager's post-match interview in full.

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Steve Evans told Charlie Slater on BBC Radio Nottingham:
"if we're in the top group in January, I know the players now that I want to bring in, and it's only 1 or 2"

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Victorious Evans tips Magpies to bounce back
chad.co.uk, Saturday 30 September 2017

Mansfield Town swept aside leaders Notts County in today’s sparkling 3-1 home local derby win, but then manager Steve Evans tipped the Magpies to stay in the title hunt all season.

A Danny Rose brace and a Richard Duffy own goal inside 16 second half minutes did the trick as Stags halted County’s winning streak at six.

But Evans said: “They are a good side with good players and an outstanding young manager. My pre-match words don’t change from my post-match words - Notts County will be in the shake-up to be the champions.

“It was a hard-earned three points. “They are a quality side - how many teams get six wins in succession? We can only respect and applaud the opposition.

Read more at: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/victorious-evans-tips-magpies-to-bounce-back-1-8781262

“We’ve given the bragging rights to our supporters, but we know full well it was a good side we beat today. “I thought the atmosphere from both sets of supporters was tremendous.”

Stags missed the best of the first half chances and Evans said: “It was a dominant Mansfield performance and we should have turned round two or three up at the interval.

“When you don’t do that you are looking for the characters in the dressing room to go back in to miss chances.

“You never score a chance unless you are prepared to miss them. “It could have been a lot more in the end.

“But they were leaders for a reason and I have watched a lot of their footage this week and they have played some wonderful stuff.

“I did say pre-match that this will be the best individual group they’ve played in League Two this season when you break the players down. But, as much as you say that, you have to get performances out the players. They have delivered that today.

“We were well beaten at Cheltenham on Tuesday and we asked for a reaction. When you have good characters you get a reaction.”

Rose had scored match-winning goals the two previous weekends and was again the hero today.

Evans said: “We are working really hard to get Danny Rose up to real fitness levels. “We said in the summer he can get 25 goals if we can get him into the team on a regular basis.

“He has to be able to be fresh and work as hard as he did today for that to happen. The minute that drops he is out.”

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Sharp-shooter commends 'brilliant' team-mates
mansfieldtown.net, Saturday 30 September 2017

Match-winner Danny Rose was keen to deflect the praise onto his 'brilliant' team-mates after scoring a brace in this afternoon's 3-1 victory over local rivals Notts County.

The former Barnsley frontman opened the scoring in the 47th minute when he lifted the ball over County 'keeper Adam Collin, before adding a second just before the hour, turning the ball in from close range after strike partner Kane Hemmings had seen his header saved.

Rose then saw his low cross turned in by Magpies' defender Richard Duffy to make it 3-0 to the Stags before Carl Dickinson struck a last minute free-kick for the visitors.

And despite turning out to be the Stags' match-winner on Derby Day, Rose commended his team-mates for their collective display in today's victory.

"I enjoyed that. I just enjoy going out there week in, week out and just giving it my all - the goals are a bonus," Rose said.

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"The lads deserve just as much credit as I do. I thought every lad on the pitch today was absolutely brilliant.

"I knew it was going to be a good turnout before the game and it was a very good turnout.

"I'm not sure how many [fans] were there but they were full of appreciation for the lads."

Rose grabbed his second goal after strike partner Kane Hemmings had a header palmed onto the post and despite the Oxford United loanee's effort almost crossing the line, Rose is in no doubt as to who the goal belongs to.

"I can't claim the last one (the own goal). It's a shame not to claim it but it's definitely gone in off an own goal but the second one, I'm definitely trying to claim.

"[For the second] it's a great cross and it's a very good header to be fair, Kane's very unlucky but as I see it, it's a very good save from the 'keeper and I'm just there to put in the rebound."

The former Bury man ranked the derby win as one of the Stags' best wins of the season so far as manager Steve Evans' side continue to remain in the hunt at the top of the League Two table.

"It's a very good derby win for us. It's a very good three points that puts us up the table.

"I thought in the first half we were good but we didn't take our chances. Second half we've put our chances away and come away comfortable in the end.

"We've had quite a few [good wins]. We've been quite unlucky not to beat Luton at home but we'll go into next week full of confidence."

Supporters can login to iFollow Stags to listen to Danny Rose's post-match interview in full.

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Rose ecstatic after double helps sink Notts County
chad.co.uk, Saturday 30 September 2017

Danny Rose picked up the man of the match award after his brace helped shoot down visiting Notts County in the local derby, but said the whole team deserved the plaudits today.

Rose, who had scored match-winning goals on the previous two Saturdays, was given a hero’s reception when he was substituted just before the end.

But he said: “It was very nice to see but the rest of the lads deserve it as much as I do, I thought every one of them were absolutely brilliant.

Read more at: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/rose-ecstatic-after-double-helps-sink-notts-county-1-8781298

“I just enjoy going out there giving it my all week in week out and goals are a bonus.”

Stags netted three times in 16 second half minutes after wasting first half chances, but the final whistle saw County’s six-game winning streak emphatically ended.

“They’ve come here on our patch and we’ve got a very good three points against top of the league,” said Rose.

“It’s a very big derby, I was aware of that before the game, so it’s very good to score two goals but more importantly we won the game.

“I thought first half we were good but didn’t take out chances, second half we put the chances away.

“My first goal took an eternity to go in - it was just bouncing and bouncing. Luckily it went in.

“The second goal, Kane Hemmings was very unlucky as it was a good header and a great save from the keeper. I was just there for the tap-in.”

Hemmings looked like he was set to claim it, but Rose said: “I didn’t think it had gone over the line so I had to put it in just to make sure. I am obviously going to celebrate and claim it.”

The result was the perfect way to bounce back from Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at Cheltenham. “We have reacted well as it was a very disappointing result on Tuesday. We’ve put it right and sent the fans home happy,” said Rose.

“Now we need to be consistent and take today’s result into Colchester next week and be on our game like we were today. We are full of confidence.”

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Beaten by the better side
Nolan has no complaints over derby defeat

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Notts County manager Kevin Nolan admitted his side were second best as they were beaten 3-1 at Mansfield Town.

A brace from Danny Rose and Richard Duffy's own goal meant Carl Dickinson's first goal for the club was little more than a consolation as the Stags claimed the Matt Salmon Trophy.

"I thought they were the better side from start to finish," said the manager.

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"We didn't get going, we didn't do what we normally do and we didn't handle their strengths.

"You have to give credit to them but we could have done a lot of things better and with a lot more efficiency.

"I don't think I can knock the lads' attitude and application to the game, I just think Mansfield looked a bit sharper and were buoyed by the crowd.

"We have no excuses. We were beaten by the better side."

The defeat was Notts' first in League Two since the opening day of the season and Nolan was keen to maintain perspective, with his team still top of the league.

"We've had a fantastic run and what we've done this week can't be taken away from us," he said, referring to the 4-1 win against Lincoln and the 3-0 victory at Exeter.

"Not many teams will only have two losses in their first 11 games and a lot of Notts fans would have taken six points from this week.

"I'm delighted with the output of the boys so far this season but today it just wasn't our day and sometimes you have to accept that."

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'No excuses' for derby defeat, says Notts County boss Kevin Nolan
Mansfield 'were the better side from start to finish', admits Magpies manager
nottinghampost.com, BY LEIGH CURTIS, 30 SEP 2017

Kevin Nolan had “no excuses” for Notts County’s derby defeat to Mansfield Town as the Stags ended the Magpies’ proud 10-game unbeaten run.

Two goals from Danny Rose and an own goal from Richard Duffy did the damage against the league leaders, who suffered their first loss in the league since Coventry City on the opening day of the season.

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Carl Dickinson’s late goal, his first for the club, was a mere consolation as the Stags maintained their impressive record against Notts.

Magpies boss Nolan was disappointed to see his table-toppers beaten by their rivals, but said he had no complaints with the scoreline.

“I thought they were the better side from start to finish,” he said.

“We just didn’t get going. We didn’t really handle their strengths. They played a lot of long balls and chased it down and we weren’t really on it.

“There are no excuses really because we’ve been beaten by the better side.

“You have to give credit to the opposition, but there were a lot of things we could have done better with a lot more efficiency.

“But I don’t think I can knock the lads’ attitude and application to the game. I just think they looked a bit sharper and they were buoyed by a good crowd.

“They wanted to beat the top of the table side. They’ve beaten us on one day.

“We’ve had a fantastic run and it can’t take away from what we have achieved over this last week.

“Most Notts fans would have taken six points out of nine given this three-game week, and we have to respect that.

“We didn’t do a lot of things we normally do.”

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Notts County 'didn’t deal' with direct approach from Mansfield Town in derby defeat
'I have no qualms with the result. Sometimes you just have to walk away and say fair play and they were better than us on the day', says Kevin Nolan

nottinghampost.com, BY LEIGH CURTIS, 30 SEP 2017

Kevin Nolan admitted his Notts County team never got to grips with Mansfield Town’s direct approach after the Magpies’ long unbeaten run came crashing to a halt.

The Stags secured a 3-1 win at the One Call Stadium to maintain their impressive record against the League Two leaders.

Danny Rose opened the scoring just two minutes into the second half when he pounced on a defensive mix-up between Richard Duffy and Adam Collin.

He then made it 2-0 when he reacted quickest to Collin pushing Kane Hemmings’ header onto the post, despite it already appearing to have crossed the line.

Duffy then scored an own goal to put the game out of reach for the visitors who scored a terrific consolation through Carl Dickinson’s fabulous 25-yard free-kick.

Magpies boss Nolan said he had no complaints about the result although his team stay top of the table, level on points with Exeter City who thrashed Morecambe 4-1.

“I don’t think it was the tempo of the game that we struggled with, they just hit it high and long and we didn’t deal with it as well as we have done in previous games,” he said.

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“They harassed and they got in and around us and made a nuisance of themselves.

“They had quality when they needed it too. Danny Rose was really good and Alex MacDonald also stood out.

“When they did get the ball forward they did make something happen.

“But I have no qualms with the result. Sometimes you just have to walk away and say fair play and they were better than us on the day.

“And that was what happened.”

Victory for Mansfield did not lift them into the play-off positions, but it was an impressive response from Steve Evans’ team who were beaten 3-0 at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Evans said he was proud of his players’ performance but still feels there is plenty room for improvement with his team having been hotly-tipped as title contenders.

"When you beat the league leaders, it's always a good day," the manager said.

"In long spells in that second half, we were outstanding. We've made a good side not look a good side, and they are.

"But consistency has to come into your performances and we've been a little bit inconsistent.

"We're a new group. People don't believe in it unless you're inside the football club. People are still understanding partnerships and mechanics.

"We go away, we need to improve. That's not where we need to be yet, we need to improve, but it's a very satisfying performance from the lads and a fantastic reaction after Tuesday night."

Stags goal hero Rose added: "I enjoyed that. I just enjoy going out there week in, week out and just giving it my all - the goals are a bonus.

"The lads deserve just as much credit as I do. I thought every lad on the pitch today was absolutely brilliant.

"I knew it was going to be a good turnout before the game and it was a very good turnout.

"I'm not sure how many fans were there but they were full of appreciation for the lads."

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Nolan full of praise for derby winners Stags
chad.co.uk, Saturday 30 September 2017

Magnanimous Notts County boss Kevin Nolan was full of praise for derby rivals Mansfield Town after his table-topping side were beaten 3-1 at One Call Stadium today. Nolan had no excuses as his side’s six-game winning run was halted in dramatic fashion. “Sometimes you just have to walk away and go ‘they were better than us on the day’ and today was one of those days,” he said. “I thought they were a better side from start to finish really. We just didn’t get going or handle their strengths. They played a lot of long balls early and just chased them down. They just looked a bit more on it. No excuses. “They hit it high and long every time and we didn’t deal with it as well as have in previous games. They harassed, got in and around us and made nuisances. “But they had a bit of quality when they needed it and I thought Danny Rose and Alex MacDonald really stood out for me today was really good.” He added: “You have to give Mansfield credit, though we could have done things a lot better. We could have played with a lot more efficiency. “I don’t think I can knock the lads’ attitude and application towards the game, but Mansfield just looked a bit sharper, bouyed by a crowd wanting to beat top of the table. “We’ve had a fantastic run and you can’t take away what we’ve achieved. “We didn’t do some things we usually do which could be due to a bit of tiredness with having played at Exeter on Tuesday. That is ridiculous and they need to get the fixtures right.”

Read more at: http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/football/nolan-full-of-praise-for-derby-winners-stags-1-8781286

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