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10th December 2010 22:07


Recent events will galvanise us - Russell
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 06 Dec 2010

Caretaker Manager Duncan Russell is adamant that recent events off the pitch will not affect things on it.


Speaking exclusively to mansfieldtown.net, Russell said that far from being unsettling, the repossession of Field Mill has in fact strengthened team spirit.

"I sat the players down and told them about it so that they all knew what was going on," he said. "In fact, the Chairman came down to training today gave them an update himself.

"There's no point in them thinking about it too much as there's nothing they can do. I am only concerned with keeping them happy and what are really important are results.

"Being galvanised is a massive and so is keeping belief. Morale is high and through adversity sometimes comes strength. I believe that instead of seeing problems you should see solutions.

"(Wherever we play in future) we will always get support as we have good fans. Wherever we play its 11 Vs 11 so we have to accept it and we have to move on."

This weekend will see our attentions temporarily turned away from the BSBP as we look to progress in the FA Trophy against Worksop.

In a competition that historically some sides have given little priority too, Russell says that those thoughts will be far from his mind as he looks to put us on the road to Wembley.

He added: "It is a great opportunity for the club and gives us more exposure. I've been to Wembley before and it's fantastic.

"You never get a better feeling as a player than stepping out at Wembley. It's a great day out and things like that spread and can give greater cohesion.

"It's an opportunity to play in a great stadium and I think we have a squad capable of doing it."

In terms of team news, we still await the scan on long-term absentee Alan Marriott's groin injury whilst Kyle Nix is recovering well from an ankle problem and is hoping to be in full training next week.

Midfielder Tyrone Thompson turned his ankle in training this morning and has experienced some swelling potentially ruling him out for this weekend's FA Trophy fixture against Worksop but we will bring you an update in his condition later in the week.


Williams ready to fight for place in Stags' line up
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 06 Dec 2010

Ryan Williams returned to our ranks today and wasted no time in insisting: 'I am ready to fight for my place.'


The 32-year-old winger is back after a two month loan spell at Blue Square Bet Premier North outfit Gainsborough Trinity.

Speaking to mansfieldtown.net, Williams said: "I am 'buzzing' to be back. It is like a fresh start for me. I am ready to fight for my place in the line up as this is the club who I want to play for. I'll be working hard and will continue to believe in my ability."

Williams has played 51 times for us since signing in February 2009 from Weymouth.



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