Mansfield Town defender Aden Flint says he’s delighted to be playing for the club as Stags maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a pulsating 3-2 win at home to Stockport today.
The amber and blue had to come behind to defeat the Hatters, after trailing 2-1 at the break. And after a relentless second-half performance, Mansfield twice found the net to complete a stunning fightback.
Summer signing Aden Flint was pleased to get the points in the bag following the match.
Speaking to iFollow Stags, he said: “I’m delighted to get the three points first and foremost.
“I think in the first-half we were a little bit sloppy, which wasn’t like us from recent weeks. We conceded two soft goals, which we can eradicate, and we addressed them at half-time.
“We came out in the second-half and started doing what we have been doing in recent games, which led us to the three points.
“We came out on the front foot, got the goal and went again. We could have had a couple more but it was more like us.”
Assessing Stags’ undefeated start, he said: “We could have had a few more wins, but we’re unbeaten and we have to keep the unbeaten run going.
“On the whole results have been good. When we’re fluid and playing our football not many teams can live with us.
“The way we play football and attack teams [is encouraging]. As I say, once we get fluid and move the ball crisp and sharp and move the ball forward when we can, not many teams can live with us. It’s nice to come into a team that plays football like that.”
On his personal start to the season, he added: “I’m delighted to be at Mansfield Town playing. I didn’t do a pre-season so I’m not unfit but I’m still getting up to match sharpness.”
The summer signing made his 500th career appearance today and said: “If you had said to me I’d be playing 500 games when I first started playing professional I’d have snapped your hand off. I’m grateful for all the games I’ve played but I don’t want to stop there. I want to carry on.”