Mansfield Town manager gives a shocking verdict in reaction to draw against AFC Wimbledon…

The Mansfield Town manager, Nigel Clough, has expressed his satisfaction with the team’s impressive unbeaten record of fifteen matches.

However, he emphasizes the need for more victories following their goalless draw against AFC Wimbledon. Despite settling for a draw, Mansfield Town has risen to fifth place in Sky Bet League Two, just four points away from the top spot.

In a post-match interview with iFollow Stags, Nigel Clough stated, “I’m very pleased with our unbeaten record, but I wish we could have secured two or three more wins. With another four points, we would be among the top three teams in the league, very close to the summit. We have ample time to make up that ground.”

Reflecting on the game, he added, “It was frustrating, even more so than our previous match on Tuesday night. Today, we had opportunities, but we were wasteful in and around the penalty area and the final third. Christy Pym’s penalty save helped us maintain our unbeaten record.”

Nigel Clough mentioned that a tactical formation change in the second half led to more scoring chances for his team. He noted, “I thought our performance improved when we changed our shape and positioned Davis Keillor-Dunn wider on the field. In his original position, he didn’t have much opportunity due to the compact midfield, but on the right-hand side, he looked quite dangerous and had more involvement.”

James Gale, who came on as a substitute in the second half, added energy to the attack. Nigel Clough commented, “He looked lively, and he will have a starting role on Tuesday against Doncaster to gain more playing time. Some players who have been involved in most games this season won’t participate to avoid risking injuries, especially with the Notts County match coming up on Saturday.”

Regarding the squad for the upcoming EFL Trophy match against Doncaster on Tuesday, Nigel Clough said, “We will release the squad list on social media on Monday so that the fans can see who will be playing.

It won’t be a full-strength side, but that’s expected in the EFL Trophy. Players like McKeal Abdullah, who scored a couple of goals for the under-18s, Will Swan, James Gale, Callum Johnson, George Williams, George Cooper, and Calum Macdonald are in contention. We will field a competitive side that should be capable of achieving a positive result.”

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