Stags’ goalkeeper Scott Shearer has been rewarded for Saturday’s outstanding display against Morecambe by being named in the Football League’s Team of the Week.
Shearer performed superbly throughout and made two penalty saves from Paul Mullin and Shaun Miller to ensure that Mansfield emerged from the game as 2-1 winners.
The 34-year-old Scot recently returned to Adam Murray’s starting line-up in place of Brian Jensen and the manager has been pleased with how he has reacted.
Speaking in Monday’s news conference, Murray said: “Scott’s got seven promotions, he’s been in constant winning dressing rooms, he knows what it takes to win.
“He’s a different character to Bri (Brian Jensen) – he’s a little bit more ‘in your face’, a little bit more aggressive. For Scott to be patient; you have to give him a lot of credit for that because it would’ve been easy for him to lose his head, especially coming in expecting to play.
“Fair play, he’s been professional, he’s worked very hard in training and he deserved the opportunity.”
The Team of the Week is as follows:
Scott Shearer (Stags), Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest), Leon Legge (Cambridge United), Adam Barrett (Southend United), Mahlon Romeo (Millwall), Jamie Murphy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Joey Barton (Burnley), Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra), Tom Naylor (Burton Albion), Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient), Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).