Everyone is bouncing, says Stags semi final man of match Naylor

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MANSFIELD Town’s young defender Tom Naylor was named man of the match after the thrilling 1-1 draw at Luton which clinched a place in the Wembley final of the FA Trophy.

After the last gasp Louis Briscoe goal sent the Stags through, he said: “I am over the moon, this is absolutely fantastic.

“Everyone wants to go to Wembley and now we are there we might as well make a day of it!

“Everyone is going absolutely mad in the dressing room, there are photographers in there, and everyone is bouncing up and down, listening to music and singing.

“Now I hope we are able to bring the cup back to Field Mill.

“We just kept on going today. My dad texted me to say he thought it was the best I had ever played and I thought I did well.

“Now we have to concentrate on the league, hopefully get into the top 10, and know that at the end of it all we have the bonus of a Wembley final waiting for us.”

Goalkeeper David Grof added: “I still can’t believe it.

“It is a dream come true for me and for my family, particularly my dad and my brother. I did it for them as well.

“When I was growing up, English football was the best for me and I always followed it. You always want to play in England and to play in a final at the national stadium is a dream.

“I am only 21 and it will be the biggest day of my career if I play.

“I have to stay professional. We have league games coming up and I need to keep working hard and try to play in all the rest of our games and stay number one goalkeeper here.”

He added: “We expected Luton to come at us and I have no idea how I made that first save to be honest. I just reacted to it and my right hand just kept the ball out.

“It wasn’t nice playing on their side of the ground. I could hear them shouting at me. But at the other end our fans were amazing to me. It was unbelievable to see so many come down.”