Match winner Chris Clements has ambitious sights in the Checkatrade Trophy as Stags progressed through to the knockout stages thanks to a dramatic 3-2 victory away to Derby County.The midfielder netted a wonderful curling drive to seal the victory in time added on to send Stags through into the next stages of the Checkatrade Trophy, finishing second behind group winners Doncaster.
"We'll look to get as far as can in this competition now," said Clements after the win.
"If we win these cup games it will give us momentum for the league games coming up.
The 26-year-old was impressed with the way Stags' implemented their game plan this evening.
"I think we started quick. We mixed it up; we played short and went long to Hendo [Darius Henderson], who in the first half I don’t think they [Derby] could deal with, to be fair, with the big presence that he was.
Named as captain for the first time this season, Clements reiterated that it is important to be a presence on the field, whether wearing the armband or not.
"Everyone has to be a leader no matter who has the armband. The gaffer wants us all to work for each other and to be leaders and talkers; that’s what the gaffer’s trying to get into us now.
"We need to learn how to win games, which we did today, but in previous weeks we’ve not slowed the game down when we needed to or managed the game as well as we could have.
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