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Shotstopper keen to rack up clean sheets

14 September 2017

After making a string of outstanding saves on Tuesday night against Wycombe Wanderers, goalkeeper Conrad Logan wants to continue his excellent form to help Stags keep as many clean sheets as possible.

The former Rochdale man made what manager Steve Evans described as a 'world class' save to thwart Chairboys' defender Dan Scarr before producing a fantastic triple save later in the first half to keep the scores level.

And now the 31-year-old wants to build on Tuesday's performance to continue his good start to the season.

"People can't like every single player but I think I've had a decent enough start. 'Touch wood' I haven't made too many mistakes so far," Logan said.

"There's always going to be people saying bits and bobs everywhere but I just treat every game on its merit.

"I've given 100 percent for every club I've played for, I've always got on well with fans and had a good rapport with fans so hopefully if I can keep putting in performances like I did on Tuesday night then it's all good.

"You've got to have faith in your own ability. I'm old enough to realise that you are the last line of defence and people always look towards that if you're conceding goals. You back yourself, back the players you're playing with and especially in recent weeks, we've done quite well.

"As a 'keeper, you pride yourself on clean sheets and I'm just grateful whether you make saves or not, clean sheets are what you want to get. At the end of the season, they can add up."

Logan is competing with former Exeter City shotstopper Bobby Olejnik for a spot in the Stags' team and the former Hibernian man believes the entire squad are behind the team, regardless of who is picked on a matchday.

"As a 'keeper, you pride yourself on clean sheets and I'm just grateful whether you make saves or not, clean sheets are what you want to get."

Conrad Logan, goalkeeper

"[Bobby] wants to play, I want to play and that's the same with any club and any goalkeeper.

"Everyone's got respect, everyone works hard and whatever 11 the manager picks, everyone's totally behind the team.

"We're a big unit here, a big team unit, and we win and lose together and that's the way we see it."

Looking ahead to our Sky Bet League Two clash with Lincoln City, Logan hopes Stags' 'unbelievable' opening day support at Crewe Alexandra is replicated at Sincil Bank on Saturday.

"The first game of the season at Crewe was unbelievable. When you came out and saw how many fans we had, they took up the whole stand when you came out from the tunnel!

"I'm sure they'll come in their numbers on Saturday and get behind the boys and make it a good atmosphere.

"I'm sure we'll take a big following there on Saturday. They'll get a big crowd and it'll be a great atmosphere and if you can't get yourself up for a local derby, there's something wrong with you."

Supporters will be able to login to iFollow Stags later today to view Conrad Logan's full news conference.


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