Mansfield Town Boss applauds the ‘great’ decision regarding Stags’ fans in North Stand on Saturday; Stags player chased by Championship and League One clubs…

Nigel Clough, the manager of Mansfield Town, expressed his approval of the club’s decision to allow home fans into the North Stand for the upcoming match against Forest Green Rovers.

This decision grants home supporters access to blocks A and B of the stand, typically reserved for away fans, resulting in a larger turnout of Stags’ supporters at One Call Stadium.

The demand for home tickets has surged in recent weeks, with Mansfield riding high on a 4-1 victory in the Nottinghamshire Derby at Meadow Lane, extending their impressive 17-match unbeaten streak.

Nigel Clough, speaking in a news conference via iFollow Stags, remarked that this move is a positive one. He stated his ideal preference for having home fans behind both goals and emphasized the incredible noise generated by the main stand. Clough believes that having supporters behind both goals would be a great step forward and a testament to the fans’ interest in the team’s playing style.

Regarding the dominant victory over Notts County during the weekend, Clough characterized it as a stunning result. He highlighted the unusual nature of the game, where they had less possession, but he praised his team’s effectiveness with the ball and their ability to limit Notts County’s opportunities.

Mansfield’s unbeaten record is a significant achievement in Clough’s view, as it has spanned 17 games, underscoring the importance of draws in maintaining this impressive run. The only downside from the contest was Baily Cargill’s suspension due to his fifth booking of the season.

Looking ahead to the Central League Cup match against Derby County, Clough mentioned his plans to keep the players active and maintain their fitness. He indicated that some of the substitutes from the Notts County game would get playing time in this match to ensure they stay ready for future fixtures.

On the injury front, Clough provided updates on Rhys Oates and Stephen McLaughlin, mentioning that both players are progressing well and are likely to feature in the EFL Trophy game against Everton on November 7. However, Stephen Quinn’s return is expected to be a few weeks later.

Looking ahead to the upcoming match against Forest Green, Clough acknowledged the opponent’s quality and noted that despite their low league position, they are a formidable team, especially with Troy Deeney leading their attack.

Mansfield’s FA Cup first-round draw against Wrexham was greeted with enthusiasm by Clough. He highlighted the advantage of playing at home and anticipated a competitive game against the league favorites.

The upcoming weeks promise a series of significant matches, including the Carabao Cup fixture against Port Vale, creating a busy and exciting period for the team.


Championship and League One clubs have shown interest in a star player from Mansfield Town since the transfer deadline.

Mansfield Town has had a remarkable beginning to the 2023/24 season, maintaining an undefeated record in League Two. They have won five games and drawn eight out of 13 League Two matches so far, placing them in 3rd position. They have their sights set on narrowing the gap with the leading team, Stockport County, in the coming weeks.

Manager Nigel Clough made some significant signings during the summer, and their overall transfer business has been quite clever. Due to their strong performances, one standout player has attracted attention since the close of the transfer window.

Attacking midfielder Davis Keillor-Dunn has been instrumental for Mansfield Town this season, contributing eight goals and two assists in 13 league appearances. His form has reportedly piqued the interest of clubs like Hull City, Millwall, Plymouth Argyle, QPR, Rotherham United, Blackpool, Barnsley, and Bolton Wanderers ahead of the January transfer window.

Jacob Tuft, who was on loan to Dunkirk FC, has returned after the deadline day. Another Mansfield Town academy goalkeeper, Owen Mason, is set to come back from Wexford at the end of November, where he has impressed with four clean sheets and conceding only eight goals in 10 games.

James Perch, who departed from Mansfield Town in the summer, has found a new club since the transfer window closed. He has signed with Ilkeston Town, a non-league team, to continue his playing career.

In terms of new signings since the deadline day, no players have been added to the squad. However, Clough mentioned that they would consider free agents. Liam Loughlan, formerly of Salford City, had a trial with Mansfield Town in September but remains without a club.

Mansfield Town’s next match will be a home game against Forest Green Rovers as they aim to extend their impressive undefeated streak to 14 League Two games.

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