SLIDESHOW:Stags chairman John Radford thanks fans for turning out for open top bus tour

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Mansfield Town chairman John Radford today thanked the thousands of people who turned out on the streets of the town yesterday to see the Stags’ open top bus tour and salute their achievement as Blue Square Bet Premier League champions.

He said: “It was a great day – one I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

Stags victory parade around Mansfield in an open top bus.'Fans waiting at the Black Bull.

Stags victory parade around Mansfield in an open top bus.'Fans waiting at the Black Bull.

“To see people of all ages line the streets of Mansfield was a brilliant sight and I’d like to thank all those who turned out to applaud the players and management for their magnificent achievement this season.

“The sense of togetherness as we rode through the town was most encouraging. There were heart-warming chants and messages from those on the streets and the players and staff thoroughly appreciated the turnout.

“It was our opportunity to thank the people of the town for their support throughout a memorable campaign. They helped us over the finishing line.”

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