Work starts on ‘Plan B’

NMAC11-3036-1  Hymas Homes have started work creating an overflow car park at Rainworth Football Club as part of upgrading work in case the ground is needed by Mansfield Town next season. Pictured is Steve Hymas at the site on Monday.
NMAC11-3036-1 Hymas Homes have started work creating an overflow car park at Rainworth Football Club as part of upgrading work in case the ground is needed by Mansfield Town next season. Pictured is Steve Hymas at the site on Monday.

MANSFIELD Town began to make improvements to neighbours Rainworth Miners Welfare’s Kirklington Road ground this week just in case they need the stadium as ‘Plan B’ for promotion.

Club director Steve Hymas is pictured on site on Monday as the diggers begin to surface the overflow car park.

Stags are still battling through the courts for the ownership of Field Mill with former chairman and landlord Keith Haslam.

But Mansfield need a 10-year lease on a ground by March and, having agreed with the Wrens a deal to share their nest if needed, early work which does not require any planning position began on Monday as chairman John Radford tries to stay one step ahead.

“As a contingency measure, we’re starting to develop Kirklington Road and work is now underway, beginning with the expansion of the car park,” said Radford.

“I’m confident Paul Cox can get us in a top five finish. I now have to do my part to allow us to be promoted this season.

“This work (on Kirklington Road) has been agreed with Rainworth Miners Welfare.”