Stags defender Luke O’Neill looking to put on a show against Lincoln City

NMAC11-2124-22''Luke O'Neill
NMAC11-2124-22''Luke O'Neill

STAGS defender Luke O’Neill is confident Mansfield can finish off a memorable week for the club in style by claiming all three points against Lincoln City tomorrow.

Field Mill is likely to packed full of thousands of partying Stags fans celebrating John Radford’s purchase of Field Mill stadium from Keith Haslam.

Paul Cox’s men go into the fixture in good form having won their last four outings at Field Mill and know victory could push Stags back into the coveted play-off places.

And the raiding right-back knows Stags must now on a show for the fans and continue to build on their growing momentum.

Said O’Neill: “Saturday is a massive game. When we went there, there was a fantastic atmosphere and it will be like that at Field Mill.

“There will lots of fans there and we have to put a show on for them. We are there or there abouts at the moment and we have got to just push on.

“We are more than capable of doing just that and getting into the play-offs.

“The games are coming thick and fast which will keep our fitness levels up, but I like playing Saturdays and Tuesdays. We have a lot of games in March, but it is an exciting time of the season for us all.

“We have got a great togetherness as a team, on and off the pitch and everyone is buzzing about the play-offs.

“The defeat against Newport was just one of those days, we are not going to win every game we play. We have just got to keep doing what we are doing.

“We have to keep our concentration and focus and if we do that we have got a good chance of getting into the play-offs.”

And O’neill, who has become a regular fixture on the Stags rearguard since joining the club last June, says he hopes to extend his one-year contract with Mansfield into next season.

“My agent is currently having talks with Paul Cox to try and sort something out,I would love to stay at the club,”he said.

“I am happy playing week in week out. We have got the ground sorted and we are going for promotion, and that is a good thing to know.”