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Forward: I love playing for Stags

1 April 2023

Davis Keillor-Dunn says he ‘loves playing for Mansfield’ following the forward’s electrifying display this afternoon, as his brace helped Stags to a 4-1 win over Crawley.

The 25-year-old was part of a Stags’ side that produced a rampant display as Nigel Clough’s men recorded 27 shots at the visiting goal.

The former Burton Albion forward joined the amber and blue on deadline day in January for an undisclosed fee and has since scored five goals in 11 appearances.

Speaking on his time at the club so far, Davis said: “I love it here.

“I’ve been brought to the club to create and score goals and hopefully I can keep doing that from now until the end of the season and that’s my aim. I’m not going to stop. [I’ll] keep trying to affect games and get amongst it and get on the scoresheet.”

Skipper Ollie Clarke and commanding defender Alfie Kilgour joined the forward on the scoresheet. Assessing the encounter, Keillor-Dunn said: “After not scoring in the last few games we wanted to get at them and really get at them from the start and I think we did that with [the] four goals. We could’ve had a few more in the first-half as well.

“It’s nice to get four today, it felt good.

“We knew we had to get right up amongst it and press them high and give it a good go. We haven’t scored for a couple of games so we wanted to get back amongst the goals.

“[I’m] just delighted for the boys getting the three points.”

The attacker fired beyond Corey Addai on two occasions in the second-half to wrap up the points for the Stags.

Speaking on his goals, he said: “I can’t take credit for the first one [that I scored]. I think Oatesy (Rhys Oates) has done amazing. I just saw him [and] with the pace he’s got he’s a massive threat. I had to get my head down and get in the box as I knew it could’ve come across [and it did].

“The second one [I scored] is just [a case of] getting it out [of] your feet early and not letting the keeper get set and using the bodies to bend it around them so he’s unsighted.

“Ultimately [I’m] delighted to get two [goals] today.”

Mansfield travel to Swindon Town on Good Friday prior to a home clash with Rochdale on Easter Monday.

Speaking on the importance of today’s win ahead of the Easter weekend, Davis said: “[It’s] massive. We’ve just got to keep going and keep putting wins together and see where it takes us.

“The fans were incredible once again today. They’re with us every week and we’re just buzzing to win today going into Friday [against Swindon Town] with more confidence.”

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