Stags keeper Aidan Stone praised for bouncing back after error

Nigel Clough has sung the praises of keeper Aidan Stone for his fine display in the 1-0 win at Stevenage on Saturday a week after his error cost Stags a goal in the 1-1 home draw with Newport.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 5:22 pm
Aidan Stone of Mansfield Town - Man of the match at Stevenage

“Aidan bounced back well from the error that cost us the goal the week previously which all players have to do,” he said after Stone was named Stags Man of the Match.

“You have to react to mistakes. It's all great when things are going well.

“But you have to bounce back and he was solid, made a couple of good saves and his kicking was good. It was nice to see him back on form along with the back four.

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“Goalkeepers' mistakes are always highlighted – it is an exposed position.

“He knows he made a mistake the week before but on Saturday he made some good saves that kept us in the game.

“There was no question of me dropping him.”