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Portsmouth boss Paul Cook backs Mansfield Town to come back strong next season

Pompey boss Paul Cook is backing Mansfield Town to be in the promotion hunt next season.

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Steve Evans.

Evans proud of Stags but blasts ‘atrocious refereeing’ and missed chances

Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans said he was proud of his players and fans as the Stags were pipped 1-0 by title-chasing Portsmouth today to all but end their play-off dream.

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Mansfield Town v Portsmouth.
Danny Rose rues a first half opportunity.

MATCH REPORT: Mansfield Town 0 Portsmouth 1

Mansfield Town will go into the last weekend of the season relying on other results to give them any chance of the play-offs after a 1-0 home defeat by title-chasing Portsmouth at One Call Stadium this afternoon.

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John Radford and Steve Evans

John Radford expecting busy summer at Mansfield Town

Whatever division Mansfield Town end up in next season, chairman John Radford is expecting a very busy summer with his manager’s planned dealings.

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RUMOUR MILL: Neymar tells pals Man Utd will make £170m bid, City want Spurs star, Liverpool in for Isco

RUMOUR MILL: Neymar tells pals Man Utd will make £170m bid, City want Spurs star, Liverpool in for Isco

Here are today’s football rumours...

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans  - Photo by Chris Holloway

Pompey tester as Stags aim to take play-off fight to last weekend

Manager Steve Evans is hoping a win over title-chasers Portsmouth on Saturday and favourable results elsewhere can leave Mansfield Town heading for Crawley with their play-off fate in their own hands the following weekend.

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Paul Cook - Pic By James Williamson.

Portsmouth in town - an introduction to Pompey

Mansfield Town face a massive challenge when they take on title-chasing Portsmouth at One Call Stadium on Saturday aiming to keep their own play-off hopes alive.

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Mansfield Town's Krystian Pearce

Clean sheet the key to Stags’ success chances against Portsmouth says skipper Pearce

Skipper Krystian Pearce believes keeping a clean sheet will be key to Mansfield Town’s chances of beating League Two title-chasers Portsmouth at the One Call Stadium on Saturday.

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RUMOUR MILL: Beckham works MLS magic, Mourinho wants £35m Chelsea star, Prem club offers £47m for Napoli ace, Juve boss talks Arsenal hot seat

RUMOUR MILL: Beckham works MLS magic, Mourinho wants £35m Chelsea star, Prem club offers £47m for Napoli ace, Juve boss talks Arsenal hot seat

Here are the stories making today’s back pages...

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Hucknall Town manager Andy Graves

Hucknall hungry for cup final upset

Although underdogs for Sunday’s Central League Cup final at Alfreton Town’s Impact Arena (3pm), Hucknall Town have warned champions Selston that anything can happen is a one-off cup game.

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‘May the Forza be with all in the famous Garibaldi!’

They may not have put more than 100 million pounds into Nottingham Forest but their input can only be described as priceless. They, my friends, are Forza Garibaldi!

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

RUMOUR MILL: Mourinho tells De Gea he can leave Old Trafford | Lyon want Martial on loan | Oxlade-Chamberlain set to be offered a £100,000-a-week deal | Stoke to swoop for Malaga striker | Liverpool to smash transfer record to lure Van Dijk | James wants Manchester United switch

Here are today’s rumours from the world of football.

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The Radfords ar this week's special press conference.

Radfords plea for backing as Stags face crunch game

Mansfield Town chairman John Radford has called on football fans from all over the county to help the Stags take another step towards the play-offs this Saturday when title-chasing Portsmouth visit the One Call Stadium.

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Mansfield Town's Pat Hoban
Picture by Dan Westwell

Losing finish to season for Stags reserves

Mansfield Town’s reserves/U21s side ended their Central League season on a losing note, crashing 2-0 at home to Rotherham United at Kirklington Road this afternoon.

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans  - Photo by Chris Holloway

Surprise packet Stags aiming to prove the doubters wrong

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans is determined his side can prove the doubters wrong and steal a place in the play-offs.

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor - Photo by Chris Holloway

Bruising week ahead as Stags players battle for a place in the big game

Steve Evans admitted he can hardly bear to watch some of Mansfield Town’s training sessions this week as the tackles fly in with players desperate to be part of Saturday’s huge home clash with Portsmouth.

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Mansfield Town's Pat Hoban
Picture by Dan Westwell

Strong Stags side to end reserve fixtures

Mansfield Town will give an outing to all their fringe players in tomorrow’s final Central League reserve/U21 clash at home to Rotherham United (2pm).

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Tough task for youth players offered deals

Tough task for youth players offered deals

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans congratulated the club’s youth team on retaining the league title and said at least two or three of them would be offered professional deals next season.

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Dominic Airey, who scored the only goal of Selston's last game to clinch the title.

League titles for super Selston and Sherwood Colliery Reserves

The champagne corks were popping in the dressing-rooms of Selston and Sherwood Colliery Reserves after they clinched title successes in the Central Midlands League.

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Academy girls hit six on way to county cup final

Academy girls hit six on way to county cup final

Youngsters at the National Church of England Academy, Hucknall, have won through to a county cup final.

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