Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox focused on results as Field Mill ownership saga drags on

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STAGS boss Paul Cox says he is concentrating 100 per cent on on-field matters as the club’s ground ownership saga rumbles on.

Mansfield Town must secure a 10-year lease deal or ownership of their Field Mill stadium by 1st March if they are to be eligible for promotion to the Football League.

The long-running saga currently appears to be no nearer being resolved with landlord Keith Haslam and Stags owner John Radford currently locked in on-going negotiations over the ground’s future.

But according to Cox, the current situation is something he is unconcerned about as he and his players focus on getting the results needed to make promotion a possibility.

He said: “We have spoke about the ground situation and it is something the players are aware of, but we just have to concentrate on getting results. There is no pressure on the players.

“The chairman will do what he needs to do and play his part, we need to make sure that we take care of our side of business and concentrate on winning matches.

“As a person I put all my efforts into what I can change, what I can’t change is irrelevant. At the end of the season I want to both sides (chairman and the team) to have played a part for the club to regard the season as having been a success.

“We need to build on our platform together and we are building in the right way.”

It is thought that Mr Haslam values the ground at around £2m and it is known that he is charging £10,000 a month rent.

In Decemeber 2010, Stags were locked out of their Field Mill home following a row over claims of unpaid rent.