Winter weather threatens Fleetwood’s visit to Field Mill

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MANSFIELD Town’s big home clash with title hopefuls Fleetwood Town on Saturday remains in the balance as the area continues to shiver in sub-zero temperatures.

Stags have already lost two scheduled games this week and many of the varied weekend weather forecasts do not suggest the Field Mill pitch will enjoy much of a thaw in time.

Manager Paul Cox said: “Nothing much has changed this week apart from it’s got a bit cooler and there’s probably a bit more ice on the pitch!”

“But the lads have still worked hard the last couple of days and are probably feeling it. So we will take our foot off the pedal now in case the game is on this Saturday as we don’t want to go into it with tired legs.

“We have done as much as we can do in this weather. We need to keep fitness levels up so we hit the ground running once the weather warms up.

“If the match is off we have pencilled in a behind-closed-doors game on a 3G/4G surface, but even that might be off if we get the snow that’s predicted.

“There’s no point in feeling sorry for ourselves as it’s the same for everyone.

“If we end up playing Saturday/Tuesday to the end of the season you have to get on with it. “Sometimes the lads would prefer that to training to be honest. Especially with all the running they have had to do this week!”