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Good home form vital for success - Digby

21 September 2017

After an unbeaten start in their first four Sky Bet League Two home matches, midfielder Paul Digby wants Stags to make One Call Stadium a fortress this season.

Home victories against Forest Green Rovers and Grimsby Town in addition to draws with Luton Town and Wycombe Wanderers have helped propel Stags to fifth in the table in the early stages of the 2017/18 campaign.

And Digby, 22, believes good home form is essential if any team wants to achieve success over the course of a season.

"I think if you're looking to move up the table and to be near the top at the end of the season, your home form's vital. We need to try and make it (One Call Stadium) a fortress," Digby said.

"We just need to keep fighting and all the teams that come here who are around us, we just need to take their points off them and keep moving up the table.

"It's really good to be high up the table and in the play-offs and now we're there, we just want to stay there."

The former Ipswich Town man is determined to give his all every time he plays and is focussed on racking up as many points as possible.

"It's really good to be high up the table and in the play-offs and now we're there, we just want to stay there."

Paul Digby, midfielder

"We want to win and if we can't win, we want to at least get that point and keep racking up those points because those draws, they can come in handy at the end of the season.

"We want to keep racking up the points but Saturday's gone now and we just need to get ready and keep looking forward.

"I just take it day-by-day. I've got training today and I'll give 100 percent in training today and then tomorrow comes and I'll give 100 percent in training then and if I play on Saturday, I'll give 100 percent then. It's just my mentality."

The Barnsley-born midfielder made his return to the side in last Saturday's win over Lincoln and he believes all of the Stags' players are working hard to be selected in the starting XI.

"I was just delighted to be back in the team and back with the boys. I was just really happy to be playing again.

"We've got a great squad, full of great players and we're all hungry to wear the shirt on a Saturday or Tuesday night. I'm just grateful that I was back in the team and I could help the team out.

"As a new team with a lot of new players coming in, it's going to take time to gel and to understand how each other play. I think we're gelling really well and we can only improve."

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