Fergus Bell backs Mansfield Town to avoid League Two relegation

Fergus Bell heads for goal -Pic by: Richard Parkes
Fergus Bell heads for goal -Pic by: Richard Parkes

Fergus Bell believes Mansfield Town have the quality needed to avoid relegation from the Football League.

Stags dropped in to the bottom two for the first time this season after they were beaten 2-1 by fellow strugglers Carlisle United on Saturday.

Fergus Bell is congratulated after scoring against Exeter City.

Fergus Bell is congratulated after scoring against Exeter City.

But Bell, who joined League One strugglers Yeovil Town last week, believes Mansfield just need a win to act as a catalyst.

“There is a lot of vibes coming from the club that they are due a big win,” he said.

“I have seen the players that Adam Murray has brought in and there is a huge win in there somewhere.

“On a player-by-player basis Mansfield have one of the best squads in the bottom half of the table.

“It will take one moment of genuis, or a brilliant goal-saving tackle, to act as a spark in a game and get Mansfield a win.

“I understand the frustration of the players and the fans. They have not been playing badly, they have just been unlucky.”

Bell, who was an unused sub in Yeovil’s 1-0 defeat against Peterbough at the weekend, also praised boss Adam Murray.

“I knew that Yeovil had watched me a few times earlier in the season and they made an enquiry last week,” he added.

“It all happened very fast after they made the enquiry, It is a step up to League One and a challenge I am looking forward to.

“I get on very well with Adam Murray on a personal level and we sat down and discussed things as two people on one level.

“I knew that my opportunities for games would be limited and we both understood the situation.

“I enjoyed myself at the club and leave Mansfield with a happy head. It was an amicable move.

“I am thankful to the club for the opportunity and to Paul Cox for bringing me to the club”

Yeovil are currently rock-bottom of League One and face two massive games against fellow strugglers Crewe and Crawley in their next two matches.

But, despite their lowly position, Bell is confident he will not be making a quick return back to League Two.

“There are a lot of players here who can play at a higher level,” he said.

“The manager has got a good attitude and he pushes the players hard.

“We have got two big games coming up and if we can get six points that should see us move out of the bottom four.

“Yeovil Town is a positive place to be and I just need to get my head down.

“The style of play here is different and it will take a bit of time to get used to the set-pieces and little ins and outs at the club, but I can’t wait to get going.”

Bell scored one goal during his time at Stags during the 2-1 win at Exeter City.