Craig Priest previews Mansfield’s final pre-season friendly....
To paraphrase a piece of legendary commentary... They think it’s all over.... IT’S NOT YET! Paul Cox has added one more friendly to his pre-season preparations as he takes a side to historic club Sheffield FC tomorrow night.
The match will be used for those who are in need of a final fitness push ahead of Saturday’s opener with Newport County with Cox eager to cast a final eye over those he’s not quite sure about stating that there’s still time for people to push their way into Saturday’s starting line up as the healthy competition for places keeps hoting up.
We’ve been trying to guess Co’s selection throughout pre-season and even after tomorrow; I don’t think we’ll be any closer to figuring it out! I like to keep a record of whose played and when which you saw last year with the Stags Tracker, from doing the same during pre-season let’s see if you can get any closer to figuring things out and possibly work out tomorrow’ team, which regardless will be a strong one.
With both sides beginning their new seasons on Saturday the evening will see a really competitive match, as players from both clubs look to cement their place in the respective staring elevens. For Cox especially, as mentioned it will be his last chance to take a look at those who have had either less game time or have been sidelined through injury. The Mansfield boss will be faced with numerous headaches after the full time whistle but this is not necessarily a bad thing, as the most important season of our recent history approaches- if this means more football, so be it!
Once again you can catch coverage of the game with Mansfield Matters as we complete a 100% pre-season record for the second year running. Join Craig Priest from 7pm via our MM-live page for build-up followed by full match commentary.
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