Boss Steve Evans warns no-one is guaranteed place in Mansfield Town starting eleven

No one in the Mansfield Town squad is guaranteed a place on the team sheet warned boss Steve Evans ahead of the trip to Carlisle United.

Friday, 1st September 2017, 1:38 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:55 am
Mansfield Town v Luton Town English League Football - Sky BET League Two Field Mill, Mansfield, England 26th August 2017 Mansfield Town Manager Steve Evans Picture by Dan Westwell

“It’s only naïve managers or managers that go on the merry-go-round that get sacked everywhere who pick their favourites,” he said.

“When you sign a group of players you can’t let you eyes tell you lies.

“Ronnie Moore is a good friend of mine, the ex-Rotherham manager, and he used an expression in the dressing room once to his players that his eyes were not pickled onions.

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“I think a few supporters sometimes think my eyes are pickled onions”

“But you have to be truthful and I think across the levels now there is a real integrity to get in the team.”