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Keillor-Dunn pleased as Stags remain unbeaten

16 September 2023

Forward Davis Keillor-Dunn was pleased to see Mansfield extend their unbeaten run after his 90th minute strike salvaged a point for Stags at Colchester.

Nigel Clough’s men are now 10 games undefeated in league and cup following a 1-1 draw in Essex this afternoon.


Stags had to come from behind to rescue a draw in a game of few chances and had Keillor-Dunn to thank as his sizzling hit arrowed into the roof of the net in the dying embers.

Admittedly Stags weren’t at their best and Keillor-Dunn said: “You take a point away from home but we’re a little bit frustrated that we didn’t play to the best of our abilities. 


“It was frustrating but if you want to be a good side you need to not lose games when you come away and if it’s not your day you don’t lose. 


“It’s a point and we’ll build on it and go again next week against Barrow.”


The ex-Burton Albion man paid tribute to Aden Flint, whose crucial knock-down contributed to the last-gasp leveller.


“You know how good Flinty is, using his body and flicking it on. 


“I have to be there to be on the end of that. He’s brilliant at the back and if you’ve got him to go up top it’s even better and when you need that goal you need to go a bit more direct and work with things and get the knock-downs. “


Keillor-Dunn said Stags’ persistence paid off in a match of few openings.


“Credit to Colchester, they stopped us and nullified a lot of our threats. But you have to keep ‘knocking on the door’. 


“We have quality in the team. I thought Swanny [Will Swan] was good when he came on and gave us that energy.  


“We were trying things and had a lot of the ball in spells. 


“We knew Colchester would try and hit us on the counter-attack and maybe if we got the first goal it could have been different. It was one of those [games], there wasn’t a lot in it. Our quality wasn’t quite there today.


“You have to keep going, it’s as simple as that. Even if you feel like it’s not your day you have to keep going.”


The frontman took his impressive goal tally to seven today and added:  “The pressure is on me and the lads up top to produce. 


“If we’re not producing then questions will be asked. We all want to chip in and score goals.”

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