Frontman keen to play his part and help us pull away from trouble.
Vadaine Oliver says our players will be doing everything they can over the coming week to help rectify the issues that cost us dearly in today’s defeat to Exeter City.
The Stags were punished for three costly defensive mistakes – two of which came in the closing quarter-of-an-hour after we had established a winning position.
The defeat leaves us precariously close to the bottom two ahead of next weekend’s clash with Wycombe Wanderers.
“A lot of the boys are down about the result,” said Oliver. “We obviously got ourselves back in the game and I thought we were going to win it, so it’s a hard one to take really.
“We came out in the second half and we were on top. We definitely ran the game and once we got the [equalising] goal from Billy [Kee], we knew that we’d get another one. I then got on the score-sheet and at 2-1 we looked comfortable.
“For them to catch us on the break how they did and for us to make silly mistakes, it’s cost us. It’s a hard result for the boys to take.”
“It’s hard to pick yourself up from it, but its football,” added the on loan Crewe Alexandra man.
“You’re a professional and you’ve got to deal with the up’s and down’s. We’ll come in next week and work on things. The gaffer [Adam Murray] will have us doing double sessions and we’ll work hard to rectify things.”
Despite today’s result, Oliver admits he is still happy that he’s agreed a deal to stay at One Call Stadium until the end of the season and wants to do everything he can to help us pull away from relegation trouble.
He continued: “I’m happy that I’m here. I’m playing games and I’m getting goal, which is something that I wasn’t getting at Crewe, so I’m glad that I’ve been able to extend my loan.
“At the end of the day, there’s nothing worse than getting a goal and thinking you’re going to win and then it all gets taken away from you. It’s hard to stomach. It’s nice to have got on the score-sheet, but I’d have much rather had the three points.”