Nigel Clough told Craig Priest for Mansfield 103.2
(about the players on four yellow cards): "Unfortunately the other one was Oli Hawkins and he managed to get himself booked. We thought he (Hawkins) wouldn't get booked by going up front. So he misses the Carlisle game.
(on Hawkins): "There's very few players who can flick between centre half and centre forward with the ease that he does.
(on the formation change): "Our away form hasn't been good enough, created enough chances, scored enough goals. So we thought let's try and get two up front. The way we play we should be dominating games more, and we've not been doing that like the end of last season.
"We've deliberated for three days ever since Tuesday night. We didn't completely make up our minds until about 1.00 o'clock today. It's always a risk trying a new formation, we hadn't worked on it really this week.
"We've got the centre halves to do it, we've got the wing-backs.
"That was the other reason we set out the formation today, having lost on Tuesday, we wanted to get the three points today.
"The players are going out for a beer tonight which they thoroughly deserve. We've got a clear week now. It was a great incentive for them when you're going out after a game to get the three points!
"It makes everybody's weekend better.
"(The fans were) brilliant. It was great that Oatesey scored the winner in front of them."
"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975