Shirtliff with selection dilema

Despite the 1-0 defeat to Darlington on Tuesday night in the 3rd Round of the Johnstone's paint trophy, boss Peter Shirtliff was a lot more encouraged with his sides display, and commented to the Mansfield CHAD "It was nice to see Simon Brown start a game. He looked sharp and was getting in behind defenders.

"Several players have pushed themselves into my forethoughts for Saturday. I have decisions to make and it is a nice problem.

"To be honest we have not had too many performances as iffy as that at Rochdale on Saturday. Now I am hoping the penny has dropped and we can get back to what we were doing."


The Stags took 131 supporters to the 96.2 Radio thingy me bob arena on Tuesday night.