Mansfield Town winger Lindon Meikle looks to put last season’s Eastwood Town disappointment behind him

NMAC11-2124-19''Lindon Meikle
NMAC11-2124-19''Lindon Meikle

FLYING winger Lindon Meikle hopes to fire Stags into the play-offs and put behind last season’s disappointment with Eastwood Town.

Meikle missed out on the possibility of promotion to the Blue Square Premier last season after The Badgers were blocked from entering the play-offs because their Coronation Park ground was deemed to be not up to league standards.

But since joining Stags, and former boss Paul Cox during the summer, Meikle has become a firm favourite with the Field Mill fans and played a vital part in the Mansfield Town’s play-off charge.

“I missed out last season with Eastwood which was a blow so hopefully this is my chance to put things right this season,” said Meikle.

“I would love to play in the play-offs and get promoted with Mansfield. We have got everything to play for at the moment, but I still think there is more to come from us.

“We are not playing at 100 per cent right now and hopefully we can find our best form in the play-offs and in the play-off final.

“There is an excellent mood in the camp, we are all buzzing from the Cambridge win and can’t wait for the Tamworth game.

“We have got a chance now and we have got to do all we can to stay in the play-off places. The momemtum is building at just the right time and we have got a good shout at the play-offs.”

Meikle also believes he can get even better as he continues to up his game in a bid to keep his place ahead of Adam Smith.

“Having Adam Smith in the squad helps spur me on to play even better,” he added. “Adam is a great player and I don’t see him as competition to me. We are a team and we are all in it together.

“He is great for the team and means we have two different wingers with two very different qualities.

“Adam is a very good player technically,it is a shame for him that he got injured because he was coming into some very good form.

“I do not want to lose my place in the team because I am a confidence player and want to play every week, but if Adam was playing instead of me because he was in better form at the time, and the team was winning, that would be ok because I want promotion.”