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
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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.”