Boss Steve Evans warns no-one is guaranteed place in Mansfield Town starting eleven

Mansfield Town v Luton Town
English League Football - Sky BET League Two
Field Mill, Mansfield, England
26th August 2017

Mansfield Town Manager Steve Evans

Picture by Dan Westwell
Mansfield Town v Luton Town English League Football - Sky BET League Two Field Mill, Mansfield, England 26th August 2017 Mansfield Town Manager Steve Evans Picture by Dan Westwell

No one in the Mansfield Town squad is guaranteed a place on the team sheet warned boss Steve Evans ahead of the trip to Carlisle United.

“It’s only naïve managers or managers that go on the merry-go-round that get sacked everywhere who pick their favourites,” he said.

“When you sign a group of players you can’t let you eyes tell you lies.

“Ronnie Moore is a good friend of mine, the ex-Rotherham manager, and he used an expression in the dressing room once to his players that his eyes were not pickled onions.

“I think a few supporters sometimes think my eyes are pickled onions”

“But you have to be truthful and I think across the levels now there is a real integrity to get in the team.”