Dream end to dream season for Stags winger Meikle?

GETTING to Wembley with the possibility of becoming a Football League player is an amazing possibility to end to a real ‘Roy of the Rovers’ season for Mansfield Town’s Lindon Meikle.

Although he impressed at Eastwood Town, winger Meikle was still in a full-time job and fitting in his football where he could.

And, having achieved last season’s Blue Square North play-offs, Eastwood were denied the chance to compete over their ground standard.

Now he is in his first full-time season, has played for England C team and can hardly contain himself at the mouthwatering prospect of what may lie ahead over the next month.

“It just baffles me to be fair, to say where I was last year,” he said.

“Obviously I was disappointed about the play-offs last year. But this year is my second chance with an even better prize of the Football League which has been a lifelong ambition of mine. I hope things fall into place and it will happen this time.

“It does excite me playing regularly, though I am always nervous as it’s been a big step for me.

“I have enjoyed competing with Adam Smith on the left. He is a good friend of mine and gives me good competition.

“I sometimes feel sorry for him when he does well and is then put on the bench. But I want to be playing as well.”