Stand-in skipper Jamie McGuire said he was proud of the injury-hit Stags as they rallied to hold in-form Cambridge United to a 0-0 draw at One Call Stadium yesterday.
With nine first teamers out injured, Adam Murray suspended and two training ground injuries this week, the one involving Luke Jones tearing his Achilles’ tendon a gruesome experience, the point was very welcome.
“I was proud to lead the boys today and proud of our performance,” said McGuire.
“We dug in and battled and that was a good point all-round.
“With the injuries we’ve had, you looked at the subs’ bench during the game and wondered who could come on.
“We did have a few chances in the first half, but we are happy with a point in the circumstances this week.
“What happened with Jonesy wasn’t nice to see, then we lost Ollie Palmer as well.
“But the back three stood strong today and Sassha Studer pulled off a couple of good saves.”
McGuire had particular praise for QPR loanee Jamie Sendles-White, making his home debut in on ly his second league game.
“You don’t realise Jamie is only 20 as he’s come in and looked like he’s been there all season,” said McGuire.