Mansfield defender Kendrick paying no heed to league table

JOE Kendrick admits he will pay no heed to the league table until after Christmas.

The Mansfield Town left back has played a vital part in the current eight game unbeaten run but said: “At this time of the season I don’t look at league tables that much.

“I know there is only one point between the top six at the moment. If that’s still the case come January or February I’ll take it.

“It is great for the fans that we are up there now. But I won’t be looking at it until February when you start to look at your run-in and the points you need to pick up.”

Two points were dropped when Telford scored a late equaliser in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Field Mill when the Bucks capitalised on a loose pass by Anthony Howell. But Kendrick said: “We won’t blame any individual here.

“There were a lot of things leading up to that played their part so to just blame Anthony is a bit harsh. Their lad still had to pull away and score.

“Looking back, we should have won it. But confidence is really high here right now after eight games unbeaten and we can push forward again with three points on Saturday.”

Opponents Kidderminster, who have won once in four games, will be without experienced striker Steve Guinan after he was sent off in the 5-2 defeat at Fleetwood on Tuesday, the Harriers’ heaviest defeat under boss Steve Burr.

Kendrick does not feel that will make too much difference, though.

“Guinan is a big loss as he has scored a few goals for them,” he said. “But they do have a quite a few other decent players and missing the one player won’t make much difference.

“We are not conceding many goals and we look pretty solid throughout the team We just need to get Tuesday out of our heads quickly and move on.”