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Mansfield Town boss heaps praise on ‘tremendous’ support as Stags win at Coventry City



Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans lauded the support that his side received during this afternoon’s 1-0 win over Coventry City in League Two.

A late Alex MacDonald strike was enough to see the Stags leave the West Midlands with all three points on an afternoon when the team were backed by close to 1800 fans who had made the trip from North Nottinghamshire.

Earlier in the season Evans had been critical of the away support received in an away defeat at Colchester United but today he was full of praise for the hefty contingent of supporters.

After the win he told the Mansfield Chad: “If that was our best away performance and win today then that was by far the best Mansfield Town support I have ever seen.

“They created a really tremendous atmosphere inside the stadium. After the first 15 minutes you couldn’t hear the home fans.

“If the fans can create that atmosphere from today at home next weekend, that’s the atmosphere that promotion teams get. The win today was their reward and I have been saying for weeks that they have been tremendous.

“When you are 55 and a football manager you don’t often get surprised but I was genuinely surprised with that volume of support today and I thank every single one of them who was in full voice when the players went over at the end.

Mansfield were fancied by many as early season promotion favourites and Evans will now be hoping that his side can go on a run to edge closer towards the sides at the summit of the division.

Mansfield Town fans, were you at Coventry today? How good were the team? Let us know in the comments below!!!