Stags buck the trend to stay unbeaten

James Regan

WHEN you picture a team unbeaten in the English Football League almost a quarter of the way through the season, you think of Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool.

Enter Mansfield Town who currently sit seventh in the fourth division of English Football.

Nigel Clough’s side have managed four wins and seven draws in the league so far following Tuesdays 0-0 result against hotshots Wrexham.

Mansfield have had a difficult fixture list to the start of the season, which makes it more impressive.

The Stags have found success in every cup match this season, impressively defeating Championship side Sheffield Wednesday and League One Peterborough United in the Carabao Cup, with both victories coming from a penalty shootout.

Mansfield are expected to have a solid season, having narrowly missed out on a play-off position last season by one goal difference. Clough will hope that his side can avoid that gut-wrenching feeling this season.

The East-Midlands side will have huge focus on the upcoming game this Saturday as they face an enormous challenge in AFC Wimbledon, who are currently placed second in League two, one point above Mansfield.