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Preview: Bingham on Mansfield

1 March 2019

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Rakish Bingham returns to Mansfield as a Cheltenham Town player on Saturday and he'll be looking to help the Robins cause a League Two upset at the One Call Stadium.

The pacey forward, who signed on deadline day in January, turned out for the Stags during the 2014-15 campaign after leaving Wigan Athletic.

Despite coming inches away from scoring his first goal for the club against Cambridge United when Jake Carroll handled his finish on the line, with the Cambridge defender subsequently earning a red card, Bingham is looking to notch for the first time since moving to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium and Saturday's game at his old club offers the perfect opportunity.

"We've had back-to-back wins now and anyone would tell you that back-to-backs wins, or any sort of win, will lift the place and the atmosphere. I think now the lads are really confident, and even the lads who aren't involved are a great bunch of lads and want to do their bit for the team to help carry on winning," Bingham said ahead of this weekend's fixture.

"This will be the first time for three years I've gone back there. I went back there with Hartlepool. They are doing well at the minute and it'll be a tough game. It's good to see them doing as well as they're doing but we want to go there and take the sting out their tail.

"The full focus is on us. At the end of the day we have been doing well - even in the games where we haven't quite got the result. At Grimsby we were quite resilient and it should have been a 0-0 game, and obviously the two back-to-back wins we've done really well. We're on a good run of form. It's important not to get too carried away with it because Mansfield are doing really well at the minute."

Mansfield are offering under-18s free entry to Saturday's fixture. Tickets can be bought from the ticket office until 2pm at Cheltenham today. Visit the ticket office or call 01242 573558 (option 1). For prices and away travel booking details click here.

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