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Pym hails Stags' spirit

7 September 2022

Mansfield Town goalkeeper Christy Pym says the Stags’ squad is ‘one of the best I’ve worked with’ as the club aim to record a fifth successive home league win against Bradford on Saturday.

The former Peterborough shot-stopper has been impressed with Mansfield’s ‘very good group’ since joining on loan from the Posh this summer.

Stags’ togetherness was highlighted at the weekend as Pym and his teammates recorded a convincing 3-1 win away at Doncaster and a first victory on the road this season.

Speaking to iFollow Stags in a news conference at RH Academy prior to Saturday’s hotly-awaited battle against the Bantams, Pym said: “[The] Togetherness [is fantastic] and everyone who wasn't involved, coming into the team, knows what they've got to do.

“We have a good squad.    

"It's always good to have a [strong] relationship between the goalkeeper and the back four or five.

"You know everyone's strengths and weaknesses.

"[We have a] Very good group, [a] good bunch of lads [and] one of the best [squads] I've worked with.

“I'm enjoying it so far.”

The 27-year-old has started all seven league games so far this season and shone at Doncaster last weekend by producing an outstanding fingertip save to deny George Miller’s goalbound header.

"It was a good save, [I] put my hand out and hoped for the best.

“[I’m] Just a bit disappointed we didn't get the clean sheet.

"[It's an] Important part of the game [keeping clean sheets] and we're just frustrated with the goal we did concede.”

The win at Eco-Power Stadium was Stags’ first away points of the campaign.

"We were excellent, we fully deserved to win the game and could've won by a bigger margin,” Pym said.

"We needed to get that away win ticked off.

"We spoke during the week about taking the catch off a little bit and going for it, not being too safe.”

Mansfield have lost just one home league match in 2022, a run Pym hopes to continue this Saturday against Bradford.

"[The] Club’s had great home form for the past two seasons now.

"[We’ve] Just got to keep going if we want to get promoted and [the] positives are that in the games we're losing, we're playing well.

"We're dominating and as long as we dominate games going forward results will come.

"I feel good, feel like I'm playing well, [I'm playing at a] consistent [level] which is the main thing as a goalkeeper.

"I've made saves during these games but on a whole we aren't being carved open.”

The Bantams sit just one place behind Stags in eighth.

"They've started well,” said the ‘keeper.

“It'll be a tough game but the home form we've got at the moment means we are confident going into it.

"[Our] Form [at home] going into the game is going to give you confidence.”


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