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Reaction: Duff on Mansfield Town

22 February 2020

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Robins boss Michael Duff was pleased to come out on the right side of a tight home clash with Mansfield Town.

Reuben Reid's second half header sealed three points and a fifth straight home victory for the Robins.

Mansfield though had chances with Owen Evans earning his second clean sheet with a number of important one-on-one stops.

Duff praised the defensive character of his team, particularly late on, as they held on to record another crucial win.

"I think they'll probably feel hard done by. I thought it was a pretty even game," he said.

"It was more through our poor play than their good play I'd say. They were our mistakes that let them in rather than them opening us up.

"In the last 10 or 15 minutes you see the togetherness, the group, proper defending.

"They never really threatened in the last 10 or 15 minutes, but it's why you have a goalkeeper - we think he's a good goalkeeper. He made big saves and we scored a big chance.

"There wasn't a lot in it so I'm sure that Graham (Coughlan) will come out and say he probably thought they deserved a point."

See more from Duff's post-match reaction by watching above for free on iFollow.

Duff's team's attentions now turn to Tuesday night and a third home fixture in a row against Northampton Town. 

Kick-off against the Cobblers is at 7.45pm and tickets are available to buy online, from the ticket office at 10am on Tuesday and on the night at the turnstiles.


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