Evans will be on derby bench, despite midweek dimissal

Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town - Steve Evans is sent from the technical area by referee Brett Huxtable - Pic By James Williamson
Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town - Steve Evans is sent from the technical area by referee Brett Huxtable - Pic By James Williamson

Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans said he would be on the bench for Saturday’s local derby against Notts County, despite his dismissal during Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at Cheltenham.

Evans was sent to the stands after his latest fall-out with the match officials and today said: “I have heard nothing yet, but one million per cent I will be down there on the bench on Saturday.

“What will happen is I will get a letter from the Football Association – it won’t be talking about my caps as I never got any – and it will another little visit down to Wembley Stadium in due course.

“We will go there and we will have an opinion.

“The fourth official had an opinion – not backed up by anyone else. So it’s probably two or three from our bench versus the fourth official.

“We won’t endorse but we will respect the views and I am sure I will get a full, fair hearing when that letter eventually comes.”