Crawley point booster for Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town boss David Flitcroft believes the 0-0 draw at Crawley on Tuesday will have lifted his side ahead of Monday’s big home clash with leaders Lincoln City.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 8:00 am
Mansfield's manager David Flitcroft.

The camp were down after three away defeats and three poor displays in a row had dropped them out of the top three.

But a much better showing at Crawley edged them back into those automatic promotion places ahead of two crucial home games in six days.

“It’s going to be a good week,” said Flitcroft.

“They have shifted the Lincoln game to Monday night. They are flying and this is a game for the supporters.

“We have to make sure we focus on what we are good at.

“The point at Crawley has given us a lift. We went down there and spent a lot of time locked together in a hotel in meeting after meeting.

“Talk is good. But I don’t do pontificating. It’s all about action and I was encouraged by the performance and a group of players running for each other and our town.

“I had been hurting like a Mansfield Town fan but at Crawley that fight was there.”