Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox pays tribute to Stags Supporters Association

.Paul Cox
.Paul Cox

MANSFIELD Town boss Paul Cox has paid tribute to the club’s loyal supporters following a £1,300 donation from members of the SSA.

The Stags Supporters Association donation means the team will now be able to stay overnight as part of their preparations to bring all three points back from Newport County.

Delighted Cox said: “A massive thanks has to go to the SSA. The fans have been magnificent home and away this season and this donation will really help us.

“Their vocal support, both home and away, has played a massive part in the results when games have been in the balance.

“There is a lot of togetherness at the club at the moment, whether this is because people see we are heading in the right direction or not I don’t know, but the fans have been fantastic.

“The lads know that stopping over plays a massive part in our preparations and this is a massive help to us.”

The news was also welcomed by midfielder Adam Smith, who said overnight stops were not only good for pre-game planning but also for team bonding.

“It is important to prepare correctly for games,”he said. “It is good to stop overnight for the extra rest and for our team spirit.

“It is good to be able to relax with the other lads and play games, have singing contests and have some fun.”