OPINION: What have we learned from Mansfield Town’s 2016-17 season?

Mansfield Town chairman John Radford and manager Steve Evans.
Mansfield Town chairman John Radford and manager Steve Evans.

The promotion dream may be over for another year, but Mansfield Town can still reflect on a season of tremendous progress.

The disappointment over failing to take vital chances in those crucial home games against Luton Town and Portsmouth — which is probably where the play-off chance slipped away — is still raw for many fans.