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Potter pleased to be off the mark

17 April 2017

Midfielder Alfie Potter expressed his delight at opening his account for the club after he scored the first goal in today’s 1-1 draw at home to Luton Town.

The former Northampton Town man was a constant threat for the Stags – especially in the first half – and he executed a wonderful left-footed volley to open the scoring against the Hatters. However, Luton striker 
Danny Hylton made sure the Hatters left with a share of the spoils when he converted a second half penalty. 

After seeing a good chance go begging away to Wycombe Wanderers on Friday, the 28-year-old was delighted to see today’s effort hit the back of the net. 

“It’s been a while since I’ve scored, over a year in fact. I had a chance against Wycombe on Friday that I should have put away so I was delighted to get this one today,” Potter said. 

“There was a lot of bodies to get through and I’m just glad that I managed to concentrate on putting my foot through it and luckily it went in.”

The tricky midfielder believes Stags should have gone on to win the game, but admits a point against a strong Luton side is not a bad result. 

“I thought we were really good in the first half, I think [in the] second half we came out a bit too slow and we let them back into the game. 

“We went again in the second half and maybe could have got the win in the end but in the grand scheme of things Luton aren’t a bad side and a point isn’t the end of the world.

“It keeps us alive and we’ll look to get the three points on Saturday now.”

With away trips to Stevenage and Crawley either side of our final home game of the season against Portsmouth, Potter says the Stags will approach the games with a positive mindset. 

“We’ve got to go into these last three games with the mindset of winning all three, they are huge but they are the kind of games that you want to be involved in.

“We would have liked to get wins in both games, especially after the performance on Friday, but playing teams in and around the play-offs, if you look at it like that, then it’s not a bad four points.”

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