Steve Evans plays down Mansfield Town’s promotion hopes

Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans with his assistant Paul Raynor - Photo by Chris Holloway
Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans with his assistant Paul Raynor - Photo by Chris Holloway

Steve Evans disagrees with the bookies’ odds that see Mansfield Town among the favourites for promotion from League Two.

But the Stags boss does believe the club have a chance of a serious challenge for a play-off place.

“There is a lot of good business being done everywhere and this will be a really competitive league next season,” he said.

“We are just trying to make sure we have a squad of players that could compete for promotion.

“It’s all about opinion and I think many neutrals will think we’re capable of being in that top six or seven as we go forward from the start of the season.”

He added: “I think Coventry must be favourites. They have taken our packages to a different level with a couple of players and we have to respect that.

“It is a magnificent football club. A good club and a solid club with a good manager.

“We are just trying to do our business and we don’t get involved in auctions.”