George Lapslie would appear to have his feet firmly under the table at Mansfield Town now, and the loan seems to be really working in his favour.
A late flurry of signings towards the end of the transfer window at Charlton Athletic meant that Lapslie was suddenly down the pecking order in terms of Lee Bowyer’s midfield options, and a loan to Field Mill was quickly sanctioned.
A chance, though, for the energetic Lapslie to show what he can do with a good run of games under his belt and, though Mansfield are still lower than they’d like in the league table, their loanee is having a good impact.
A red card on his debut wasn’t exactly what he’d have planned but since then he has been an ever-present, with him being involved in five goals in his last five games.
Assists have come in the draws with Walsall and Colchester United whilst he’s also bagged three goals of his own, against Forest Green, Bolton and Sunderland in the FA Cup.
He’s clearly got the bit between his teeth at the moment as he either looks to show Charlton his future lies with them or that he is ready for another club to give him the opportunity of regular football.
Flying into tackles, covering the entire pitch and regularly helping out in the goals department, he’s proving why he’s a real all-action midfielder at the moment and the Addicks must be pleased with how he is growing.
Keep it up, and there’s no reason why he won’t be pushing for a more prominent role under Bowyer.