Goalscorer happy following important victory in quest for survival.
Striker Rakish Bingham made the best possible impact after coming off the bench early in the first half of tonight’s 1-0 win over Luton Town at One Call Stadium.
The youngster finished calmly after latching onto a cross from Jack Thomas for what proved to be the only goal of the game.
Speaking after the match, Bingham said he was happy with his performance and what it means for his team. He commented: “It’s a relief to get on the score-sheet again and help the team move up the table. I think we deserve it.
“It was unfortunate that Reggie (Lambe) got a knock, but I was ready. I was on the bench mentally ready and luckily I made an impact within the first 20 minutes of being on.
“We rode the wave. It’s typical over the last couple of games. You could feel the nerves creeping in, but I felt as a team we handled it well.”
Bingham was pleased with the way our team were able to hold onto their lead in difficult circumstances: “Against one of the top sides in the league, it is great credit to the lads and the manager and we’re happy to be able to do that for the fans.”
After spending a period on loan at Hartlepool United recently, Bingham is happy to be back contributing to the Stags camp: “Whatever team I’m playing for, I will give my all. I always want to do my best for Mansfield and I’m here now.
“We are now going to look to push on. We are a great side on our day and hopefully we have many more of those days.”
Commenting on Saturday’s important trip to Oxford United, he said, “If we perform like we did today, I have no doubt that we will get a result from there.”