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EVANS, DANNY ROSE AND CRAIG ELLIOTT REACTION
7th November 2017 19:18




Gaffer commends matchwinner after sublime brace
mansfieldtown.net, 4 November 2017

Stags' boss Steve Evans praised matchwinner Danny Rose after the Barnsley-born frontman bagged a second half brace to send Mansfield Town into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Shaw Lane.

After the Ducks' Lee Bennett cancelled out defender Krystian Pearce's first half header, striker Rose headed Stags back into the lead before producing a sublime overhead kick minutes later.

And speaking after the match - which was screened live to the nation on BT Sport - the gaffer heaped praise on Barnsley-born Rose, who moved into double figures for the season with today's brace.

"I don't think you could wish to be a young striker like Danny Rose and score two better goals. The header, for me, is the better of the two, it's absolutely fantastic," the gaffer said.

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"To then come out two minutes later and score an overhead kick like that, if you're watching the best of the Premiership, if it's the Drogbas or the Ronaldos and people like that, Harry Kane, if he scores two like that this weekend then we'll be watching it over and over again on BT.

"He said to me all week: 'please don't leave me out for this game' and he just couldn't lose it (the match) because he probably knows three-quarters of the supporters for Shaw Lane! He's a professional; he has to come and do his job and he has a wonderful affinity for the club."

The gaffer also had kind words for today's hosts, Shaw Lane, for staging what he described as 'a wonderful cup tie' and predicted that the Ducks will go on to enjoy a successful season.

"It was always going to be where everyone outside Mansfield wants you to lose and the only credit goes to Shaw Lane. They put up a wonderful cup tie, they stretched us at times, it was very physical at times and we're just pleased we've come and dealt with it and we're in the next round.

"We had to turn up here and work so hard against a real difficult opponent. There would be league clubs come here and lose today - we dealt with it.

"[Danny Rose has] been telling me since the summer about the quality of player that's been brought in by the chairman here so fair play to the chairman (Craig Wood) at Shaw Lane, and the gaffer (Craig Elliott). He has to go and find the players and the chairman supports him.

"We were met here earlier by real respect and courtesy all the way through and we wish them every success. I think they'll go and be league champions in the league they're in by some distance and I remember when I took my team to Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson told me that. I didn't believe it but the record book speaks for itself now."

Stags will be ball number 19 in Monday's second round draw, but who does the gaffer want to be paired with?

"Either a team that's lower ranked in the competition - hopefully at home, if not away.

"I'm not a manager in the early rounds of the cup that wants the big boys - leave the big boys until the fifth round, that's where I like to see them."

Supporters will be able to login to iFollow Stags later today to view the manager's post-match interview.

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Steve Evans pleased to avoid FA Cup banana skin with hard-working performance
chad.co.uk, Saturday 04 November 2017

Stags boss Steve Evans was pleased his men avoided a banana skin with a hard-working performance and FA Cup win at Shaw Lane. League Two Mansfield were 3-1 winners over the non-league outfit, Barnsley lad Danny Rose scoring two spectacular goals for Evans’ side. Evans praised the Evo-Stik club for the way they conducted themselves off and on the pitch.

“It was always going to be where everyone outside Mansfield wants you to lose and the only credit goes to Shaw Lane,” he said.

Read more at: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/steve-evans-pleased-to-avoid-fa-cup-banana-skin-with-hard-working-performance-1-8840798

“They put up a wonderful cup tie, they stretched us at times, it was very physical at times and we’re just pleased we’ve come and dealt with it and we’re in the next round.

“We had to turn up here and work so hard against a real difficult opponent. There would be league clubs come here and lose today - we dealt with it.

“(Danny Rose) has been telling me since the summer about the quality of player that’s been brought in by the chairman here so fair play to the chairman (Craig Wood) at Shaw Lane, and the gaffer (Craig Elliott). He has to go and find the players and the chairman supports him.

“We were met here earlier by real respect and courtesy all the way through and we wish them every success. I think they’ll go and be league champions in the league they’re in by some distance and I remember when I took my team to Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson told me that. I didn’t believe it but the record book speaks for itself now.”

Evans was full of praise for double-goalscorer Rose, whose second effort will be replayed over and over this weekend. “I don’t think you could wish to be a young striker like Danny Rose and score two better goals. The header, for me, is the better of the two, it’s absolutely fantastic,” said Evans.

“To then come out two minutes later and score an overhead kick like that, if you’re watching the best of the Premiership, if it’s the Drogbas or the Ronaldos and people like that, Harry Kane, if he scores two like that this weekend then we’ll be watching it over and over again on BT.

“He said to me all week: ‘please don’t leave me out for this game’ and he just couldn’t lose it (the match) because he probably knows three-quarters of the supporters for Shaw Lane. He’s a professional; he has to come and do his job and he has a wonderful affinity for the club.”

Mansfield move into round two, where Evans would like to be paired with another non-league outfit, this time at home.

“Either a team that’s lower ranked in the competition - hopefully at home, if not away. “I’m not a manager in the early rounds of the cup that wants the big boys - leave the big boys until the fifth round, that’s where I like to see them.”

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Deadly frontman aiming to extend hot streak
mansfieldtown.net, 4 November 2017

After taking his tally for the season to 10 with a brace in this afternoon's 3-1 win over Shaw Lane in the Emirates FA Cup, striker Danny Rose is focussed on scoring the next ten goals.

The former Barnsley forward, who lives just minutes from Sheerien Park, made his mark on the occasion with a quick fire second half double after Shaw Lane's Lee Bennett had cancelled out defender Krystian Pearce's opener for the Stags.

Midfielder Jacob Mellis had a penalty saved in the 67th minute, but just six minutes later, Rose directed a header into the top corner before dispatching a fantastic over-head kick to seal the victory in the 77th minute.

Those goals moved Rose into double figures for the season and he's now determined to reach the 20-goal mark, a target set by boss Steve Evans prior to the start of the season.

"It has [been a strong start to the season] but I don't want the standards to drop now. I want to keep going and the gaffer's said to me I've got to get twenty goals, so I'm hoping to get there," Rose said.

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"You could say [I'm on course to meet that target] but I don't want the standards to drop. I want to be up there with the top goal scorers and we'll see what happens.

"I just got up for the first one, for the header, and I've seen it fly into the top corner which was good. And the second one, I was just about to go up for a header again but I was a bit too far out so I've just tried something a little bit different."

The Ducks got back on level terms just before half-time and stood firm until Rose popped up with his first goal in the 73rd minute, and the 23-year-old believes Stags' superior fitness ultimately shone through.

"I thought it was a good game. Shaw Lane gave it their all and I thought they were very good on the day, they caused us lot of problems in the first half. I thought in the second half we were brilliant and after the penalty, it's good to get two goals and go into the next round.

"We kind of knew they'd tire after 60-65 minutes and I think that showed we're a very fit squad and it showed in the end that we're a very good team.

"I was getting cramp before the [third] goal. I don't know what it was to be honest, I was disappointed with that but the most important thing is we got the win.

"Friends and family have told me a lot about this club and they're on the up [with] a lot of promotions in the past few years.

"It's a shame to knock them out the FA Cup because they've done so well so far but that's football and we'll look forward to the draw."

Ahead of Monday's second round draw, Rose doesn't mind who Mansfield are pitted against but would prefer a home tie at One Call Stadium.

"I'm not too sure [who I want] to be honest. I don't really want an away tie like this, it was really hard on the day but anything at home would be nice."

Supporters will be able to login to iFollow Stags to view Danny Rose's post-match interview.

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After the masses had exited and the BT Sport drone had finally descended from the skies, home manager Craig Elliott was left to reflect on the legacy of this run.

“I hope people remember that we’re a small club that’s come a long way and we’re going in the right direction,” he said. “We’ve made ourselves proud on and off the pitch.

“We do things the right way and, hopefully, people will come and watch us in the future. “It was nice to score because you don’t want to be nilled.

“It gave that cheer and feeling around the place when we scored. “We’ve been successful and now we want the fanbase to increase. Even if it’s just an extra 50 or 60 fans, it would be brilliant for us.

“We want to continue our success. I just hope that everybody, both on and off the pitch, enjoyed the day.”

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/no-danger-of-shaw-lane-slowing-down-after-giving-mansfield-town-genuine-fa-cup-scare-1-8842159

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