Beevers facing summer operation

Lee Beevers
Lee Beevers

Lee Beevers is hoping to end the season in impressive form so he can have a summer operation on his injured shoulder safe in the knowledge he is being offered another Mansfield Town contract.

Beevers needs another operation to repair the shoulder that keeps dislocating and, ahead of Saturday’s game at Morecambe, he said: “My shoulder is a concern. I have seen a specialist and it’s not good. It is something I need to look at.

“Let’s get safe then I can go and see the specialist again and hope I can get it operated on so I can get ready for the start of next season.

“That would be win, win. I need to get on the surgeon’s table. I had it operated on four years ago but I have ripped through all the surgeon’s good work. It is a bit of a pain but I know it needs doing again.”

On his future with the club, he said: “I definitely want to stay. I have really enjoyed my time here and I love playing for the club. I would like to stay here as long as I can.

“You always look towards the next season and wonder how you will support your family or get the bills paid. All I can do is keep working hard and hopefully I will get the rewards.

“I will continue working hard to the end of the season, speak to the manager and see where it goes from there. I am in the shop window now and need to show what I can do for the remainder of the season.”

Beevers is aware that, although Stags have passed the 50-points mark, they are still not mathematically safe.

He said: “Everyone is looking to get to that 50-point mark. But that is no guarantee of staying safe. Teams have gone down with more than that. We are not mathematically safe so we are still fighting for every point we can.

“Everyone was looking a bit nervous and anxious during the game last weekend, so we were happy to get through it and get three points.

“The early goal helped settle us down. We couldn’t get the second goal, but we were always comfortable to get the three points and a clean sheet.

“I am enjoying getting forward and trying to create a few things, putting a few balls into the box for Rheady’s (Matt Rhead) head.”

He added: “Back-to-back wins was a massive thing. Put a run together and you can move up the table quickly which we have managed to do. Now we want to keep that run going until the end of the season.

“It’s been a strange year. We didn’t know what it was going to hold. We started well and everyone got really excited. Then we had a bad spell, but we rode the storm and now we are picking up a bit.

“It is a bit of a distance to travel, but we are going up Friday night so we should be relaxed. And we have not done badly on our travels this year.”