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Stags eager for Wimbledon clash - Bowery

1 March 2023

Club News

Stags eager for Wimbledon clash - Bowery

1 March 2023

Mansfield Town’s Jordan Bowery says Stags are determined to get back on the winning track this Saturday when they take on AFC Wimbledon in south-west London.

Prior to Saturday’s loss at home to Salford, Mansfield had won three successive matches - keeping a clean sheet against Gillingham, Carlisle and Tranmere.

The 29-year-old, who has been playing recently at left wing-back, has made 26 league appearances this season.

Speaking in a news conference at RH Academy on Tuesday morning, Jordan said: “It [the Salford result] was a tough one to take, especially after the week we had before, but we’ve got to hold our hands up and say we got beaten by the better team.

“They utilised what they had. I think conceding the two [goals] so quickly after half-time killed the game a bit.

“We weren’t at it; we all know that as a team, but we have to move onto the next one.

“Whether we lose 1-0 or 5-2 it’s still three points lost so we just need to move on to the next one.”

The next challenge comes in the form of an away trip to AFC Wimbledon this Saturday.

“We know it’s not going to be an easy game by any means, no game in this league is,” said Jordan.

“They went 2-0 up against us [in August] and got a quick start last time so we need to do that down there and continue what we’ve been doing recently, try and keep a clean sheet and go for it.

“It’s not going to be easy, but we just need to go put things right.”

Following a string of injuries in the squad, the versatile performer has operated at wing-back – away from his natural position of a forward.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” he said.

“It’s been a good test for me to try different positions. 

“It [the position change] has been needed as we are down to the bare bones at the minute with a lot of injuries, so I’ll play wherever I have to.”

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