Mansfield Town chairman John Radford looking to put on a show against Liverpool in FA Cup

Mansfield Town V Bath '1st game of season
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DELIGHTED Mansfield Town chairman John Radford says he is looking forward to showing off Mansfield Town to the watching football world.

Stags will go before a global tv audience on 6th January when they host world-famous Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup.

The dream tie was made possible after Paul Cox’s men defeated Lincoln City 2-1 in front of a crowd of more than 5,000 at the One Call Stadium.

The money-spinning tie is expected to earn Mansfield in excess of £180,000 through television money and gate receipts, with the fans hoping the windfall will give the club a platform for future succees.

Speaking after the game a beaming John Radford said: “This is fantastic for the club. It’s a chance for us to show off Mansfield and the squad we are getting together in front of a national tv audience.

“We are Mansfield playing the mighty Liverpool, it is fantastic and hopefully we can give them a game. We will be flying the flag for the Blue Square Premier.

“The atmosphere was great tonight and that is credit to both sets of fans, who behaved themselves to their credit

“Paul Cox has got a reputation as a manager whose teams get stronger as the season goes on and get a better and better team spirit and that is what is happening now.

“This is a great reward for Paul Cox and the players. Paul has taken criticism during the season, just like I have as a chairman, it is part of the job. I will always try to do my best for the club that I love.”

Tickets for the Liverpool game will go on sale to season ticket holders on Friday.