Mansfield Town approach fills on loan Stoke City defender with confidence

Mansfield Town's Ryan Sweeney
Mansfield Town's Ryan Sweeney

Ryan Sweeney believes Mansfield Town’s approach to games will see them pick up more wins sooner rather than later.

The Stags remain unbeaten in League Two with two wins and four draws so far this season - but Sweeney is convinced draws will soon become wins.

The defender, on loan from Stoke City, and his Mansfield team-mates entertain a revived Exeter City at the One Call Stadium on Saturday.

Exeter put a stop to consecutive defeats by hammering Notts County last weekend and Sweeney is under no illusions at how tough the task ahead of Stags.

“All these League Two games are very tough,” said the 21-year-old. “They all throw up different sorts of tests for you. Exeter will come in off the back of a very good win against Notts County and they’ll come here full of confidence.

“We have to keep looking at ourselves and keep putting in the performances we have been doing. It will be a tough test against a very tough side.

“We’ve been playing some very good football and we have the quality to do well in this league. If we keep up the passing play that we’ve implemented we can pick up more wins.”

And added: “We need to start turning those draws into wins and we started that off against Carlisle, where we played well and could’ve had a few more. We’re looking to kick on Saturday.

“We can take a lot of positives from those draws.

“Most of those games, bar the Macclesfield game, we were the better team in those fixtures. We’re still unbeaten in the league and the team is full of confidence. We need to keep putting those performances in and the wins will come.”