Mansfield Town owner and chairman John Radford today said he was delighted to see the club in its best position at this stage of the season for 12 years.
He also confirmed he was happy with the squad for the budget available and no new faces would be coming in ahead of the transfer window closing a week today.
Stags have just lost two League Two games on the bounce, but Radford said: “As chairman of Mansfield Town, I would like to place on record how happy I am with the current position of the football club.
“Whenever the transfer window opens, I am always asked what we are going to bring in and how we can improve the squad.
“I don’t believe that we can bring in any better strikers than we already have, any better midfielders than we already have, or any better defenders than we already have.
“This is our squad until the end of the season and I believe Adam (Murray) has put together the best squad possible with the budget he’s had.
“In my opinion, this squad is the best squad we’ve had in the last three years.
“We have carefully constructed a squad with a good mix of both youth and experience, which has proved to be a good combination so far this season.”
He added: “If you look at the league table historically, we are in a very good position.
“We are in the best position that we have been, at this stage of the season, in 12 years – since the 2003/04 season.
“Like on Saturday, a defeat always hurts me, the boys and Adam and all we can do is strive to bounce back during our next game.
“Expectation can be high; however, the squad has already met my expectation when you look at the budget with which it has been put together.
“My expectation has always been to remain in the Football League, but to consistently progress on the field.
“We are always looking to improve and want to continually progress, both in terms of league position and the stature of the football club as a whole.”