Alan Marriott says Mansfield do not feel under pressure

Goalkeeper Alan Marriott says Mansfield Town do not feel under pressure after putting themselves in with a great chance of winning automatic promotion.

They trail Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Wrexham on goal difference after eight straight wins.

"We've not really put pressure on ourselves talking about top spot," Marriott told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"The gaffer says there will be a spell when we drop points. It's important everyone just stays positive."

The Stags, who beat Grimsby 2-0 on Saturday, play Forest Green on Friday and face a crucial match against Wrexham next week.

"I don't even look at the table. I just go one [match] at a time and see where you go. That's the best thing to do to take the pressure off yourself," Marriott added.

"Last year we went on a fantastic run again from Christmas. We lost two since Christmas in that year as well.

"I don't know what we do differently - I'd love to know what it is because you could sell it to all the managers around the country.

"It's just the togetherness that comes through. Everyone's got that determination to get out of the league."