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Veteran defender reveals pride of being Stags' captain

14 October 2015

Nicky Hunt has described captaining Mansfield Town as an 'honour' as the Stags look to make it four wins on the bounce on Saturday.

Adam Murray's men take on the challenge of Bristol Rovers and former Bolton Wanderers man Hunt has urged the side to carry on in the same manner to cement themselves in the play-off places.
"We've got to keep our standards high that we set in pre-season, we've got a fit squad and obviously we'll do what we can to get the points on the board," said Hunt, at this mrning's news conference at One Call Stadium

"Once we get to 90-100 percent you'll see another gear change from us and hopefully we'll put on a performance for the crowd.
"It's a great honour for me to be captain of this club - it brings a lot of added impetus to your game but it's nothing that I can't handle and long may it continue in my eyes.
"We enjoy coming into training every day and the lads are buzzing, it's great to be around a football club that are doing so well and a town that are buzzing off us really."
Boss Murray talked on Monday about Mansfield's satisfaction with 'going under the radar' in Sky Bet League Two and captain Hunt concurs with his comments, while also praising the regime that Murray has implemented on the players.
"The more press you get in the paper, the more pressure it puts on players, especially the younger players that we've got.

"For me it's great, I'd rather go through my life without being in the papers and going under the radar because I'm that type of person."
On Murray, he said: "He's got his own philosophy and the players are 110 percent behind that and he's been great for us. [The regime] has been working for us as you can see by the fitness of the squad.
"We leave no stone unturned which is good because we know what we need to do. It's drilled into us so there's no excuses on the Saturday."

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