Sutton shores up Stags’ leaky defence

After seeing Mansfield Town leak four sloppy goals in a game and a half, Ritchie Sutton is a happy man after coming on at half-time at Tranmere and being part of a defence that has not conceded again in the following game and a half.
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Ritchie Sutton

He even won himself the man of the match accolade in last weekend’s 0-0 home draw with Exeter City.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wycombe Wanderers, Sutton said: “I am over the moon to come back into the side and I got my first man of the match in three years on Saturday.

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“We had been conceding sloppy goals and the gaffer thought he needed to change things.

“The gaffer has looked at me as a full back but this is a chance for me at centre half, where I like to play as well, and I need to take it.

“I think I have become a better player here as I am now more experienced and, as a defender, when you are young you can do rash things that experienced pros wouldn’t do. I feel I have become more solid.”
He added: “I have played at Wycombe before when I was with Port Vale and I know it will be a good atmosphere. We need to push on now and get three points.”