Nigel Clough delighted with how fast Mansfield Town have turned things around

Nigel Clough admits he has been surprised by how fast things have turned around at Mansfield.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 12:12 pm
Nigel Clough is delighted with how fast Mansfield Town have turned things around. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Stags are statistically the best team in League Two since Clough took over and made it five EFL wins in a row on Saturday for the first time since 1991.

“It has surprised us how fast it happened considering we took over a team yet to win,” he said.

“The work-rate pleased us from the start and we knew there were some very good players in the team.

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“We just had to turn draws into wins and the confidence goes from there.

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“We have been surprised, but delighted at the same time. The players have worked incredibly hard.

“They are at the stage now where they are looking forward to every game that comes.”

But Clough remains keen to play down talk of a play-off push and insists Stags will just focus on racking up the points and seeing where it takes them.

“We will certainly have a go and see where it takes us,” he added. “I don’t know if it is a realistic target but we will do what we can to get as many points as we can and see where it takes us.

“I don’t think it is a time to be making predictions, let’s just keep trying to win games and see where we go.”

Clough remains keen to bolster his squad in the final days of the transfer window with negotiations currently going on behind the scenes.

“We are working on things, inevitably it happens in the last week.

“We are delighted with the business we have one done so far, but we have still work to do this week.”