Mansfield Town striker Ross Dyer confident Stags can make play-offs

MAN-OF-THE-Match Ross Dyer believes Stags will make the play-offs if they keep their current form going.

Stags narrowed the gap on Southport in the last play-off place to just one point with a game in hand on Saturday after a comfortable 2-1 against Lincoln City.

It was the sixth win in their last eight matches as Stags continued to build on their growing momentum.

Dyer capped an impressive all round display, in which he won virtually everything in the air, with his seventh goal of the season 64 seconds into the second half.

Speaking after the game the former Forest Green player said Stags just had to take care of their own results to keep their promotion dreams alive.

“We kept our minds firmly on the game and played well. We are getting the results at the right time of the season.

“Results have gone for us today and if we keep this run going then we will be in the play-offs because the other teams will drop points.”

Dyer also spoke of the importance of keeping fully focused on the task ahead after John Radford’s deal to purchase the Field Mill freehold.

“It was a massive win for us. We kept away from the attention about the ground deal and just concentrated on football and getting the three points,” he said.

“From a personal point of view it is really pleasing to get on the scoresheet. I played a bit further up the park today and it felt more natural and allowed me to influence the game more.

“We need to capitalise on the win now. Cambridge United is a hard place to go, but we are in good form and there is no reason why we cannot beat them.”

Stags have not been inside the play-off places since their 3-1 win at Wrexham on 27th September, but know wins in their next two matches is likely to propel them into the top five.