‘Play like your lives depend on it’ demands Stags CEO in rally call

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As Mansfield Town’s play-off push threatens to peter out, disappointed club CEO Carolyn Radford has issued a rallying call for the final two games of the season.

Radford pointed out how much time and money her and chairman John Radford have put into a campaign that has taken such a downward turn since boss Steve Evans quit with 12 games to go.

She has demanded the side play ‘like their lives depend on it’ for the last two games as the Stags struggle to bridge a three-point gap to the top seven after Saturday’s late heartbreak when Tom Pope’s late equaliser salvaged an unlikely 1-1 draw for Port Vale.

“I am feeling massively disappointed by the outcome of today’s result. And that describes it lightly,” said Carolyn Radford.

“Apart from our families and health, time is the most precious thing in life.

“And it is time, along with a substantial amount of money, which John and I have invested into our club this season in abundance.

“To see our season now pan out in such a fashion is disheartening for us.

“We have a minimum of 180 minutes of football remaining and I expect us to play like our lives depend on it.

“We have rebuilt our club from the ashes. Everyone can see the time and finance invested in every area of our club and we are immensely proud of the developments we are making off the field.

“That time and endeavour must be matched to its absolute maximum in these next two matches.

“We have worked too hard for anything else. Thank you for your support.”