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Stags will grow stronger and stronger - Davies

11 August 2018

Craig Davies believes the Stags squad will only get ‘stronger and stronger’ after they twice fought back to secure a 2-2 draw against Yeovil Town.

The striker scored his side’s first equaliser of the afternoon and his first competitive goal in a Mansfield Town jersey.                                                       

Showing character, guile and fight to earn a battling point at Huish Park, the 32-year-old thinks the squad has gelled well which has shown throughout the season so far.

“If you’ve watched the pre-season games and how we’ve actually started the season I think we’ve done really well together,” said Davies.

“It doesn’t feel like a new squad gelling; it feels like we’ve been together for a while even though it’s only been six weeks or so. We’re only going to get stronger and stronger.”

Davies then alluded to his goal in the ninth minute that drew Mansfield level on the first of two occasions – stating that he was happy to get off the mark, but also disappointed on a personal level not have scored again.

“It’s always nice to score and I’m happy to get off the mark – I’m just a little disappointed we didn’t get all three points.

"It doesn’t feel like a new squad gelling; it feels like we’ve been together for a while even though it’s only been six weeks or so. We’re only going to get stronger and stronger."

Craig Davies, striker

“My goal happened quite fast to be honest. The ball came across the box and the defender actually missed the ball, so I just anticipated him doing so to be able to get a good connection to beat the ‘keeper.

“The goalkeeper’s made a good save from me and the ball that was headed onto the crossbar I thought had gone in but it’s a good point in the end.

“It’s a hard place to come to and this point could be massive at the end of the season.”

The striker also has plenty of experience in his locker, commenting on the fact that he tries to help out his fellow teammates wherever possible – especially his strike-partner, Tyler Walker.

“Tyler’s a great a player, you know, he’s played a few games at Nottingham Forest and  you don’t do that as a young player unless you’ve got something about you.

“He’s got really good movement and he’s a finisher, so hopefully I can help him go back to Forest as a better player.

“I’ll help him [Walker] on the pitch if I see certain things, but that’s the same with anyone. It could be a right-back, somewhere I’ve never even played before.

“I just want to help my fellow teammates whether it be Tyler, CJ, Mal or anyone to be honest.”

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