Midfielder Louis Reed has thanked the Stags’ faithful for their support so far this season as Mansfield prepare to face Wrexham in front of a sell-out crowd at One Call Stadium tomorrow night.
Stags sit fifth in Sky Bet League while newly-promoted Wrexham are positioned in ninth, with only two points separating the sides in the early standings.
The Amber and Blue are unbeaten in all competitions and are set for a busy month which sees eight games in October.
And former Swindon man Louis Reed is encouraged to begin the cluster of games in front of a sell-out crowd, which will include 1,700 supporters from Wrexham tomorrow night.
“The fans have been brilliant from the start of the season up until now,” said Reed. “It’s a sell-out, so we’re looking forward to it.
“It's going to be another tough one. The three fixtures, Gillingham, Wrexham and Wimbledon are all teams that are fighting for promotion. I know it’s early on [in the season] but it’s going to be another tough one.
“They have a lot of good individual players. I believe Paul Mullin is back from injury so that’s always one who you have to look out for. He knows where the goal is obviously, but we’re not really focussing on them, it’s all on us.”
Reed is pleased to see Stags remain undefeated so far this term, a run which includes progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
On Stags’ form, he said: “You always get one game where you’re below par and you maybe slip to a defeat but those are the games where we’ve been nicking a point and getting something out of. I’m glad it’s continued.
“All over the pitch we’re strong. We have a lot of depth in the squad. We have options all over and that can only help us.
“The manager wants us to play out but I think we have that balance right at the minute. If it’s not quite ‘on’, we’re going long, and I think we’re getting joy from that as well.”
The 26-year-old has produced a number of impressive performances so far this term and added: “I think coming from last season, I came in and was injured almost straight away, I felt like I had a lot to prove.
“I’m back enjoying my football again and it’s nice to be back out there. The lads around me are doing great as well.”