Dagenham haul no problem, says Tafazolli

Ryan Tafazolli

Ryan Tafazolli

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Stags defender Ryan Tafazolli said the club’s decision to travel down on the day to Dagenham & Redbridge yesterday didn’t affect the performance as Stags took a hard-earned point in a 0-0 draw.

Manager Paul Cox had hoped to head for East London overnight, but with cash tight at the club right now, was told they had to make an early start and go down on the day.

Tafazolli said: “It was something different, but if we have to keep doing that then it doesn’t really affect me much. I don’t know about the rest of the lads. You just have to stay professional.

“We prepared very professionally and took that professionalism out onto the pitch.”

Tafazolli was pleased to see how well the side bounced back from the 4-1 home loss to bury on Tuesday.
He said: “We didn’t really get to grips with the game on Tuesday and the emphasis in midweek was on our ‘bouncebackability’. If we carry on putting on performances like that we will start winning games.

“It is so tight, anyone who can put together a run now can cement their place in the top half of this league.

“I check the table every day to remind myself how important the matches are.”