Mansfield Town: Paul Cox says squad depth vital for run-in

Paul Cox

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox says he will make full use of his squad for the Blue Square Bet Premier title run-in.

The Stags moved to within one point of leaders Kidderminster Harriers following Tuesday's 1-0 win over Nuneaton and have three games in hand.

But with eight games still left, Cox's side face a busy end to the season.

"It's very important we do keep the group fit, strong and focused because they will all have their part to play," Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"We will not be able to play the same 11 for all the games coming up. And more than anything we need to keep the squad mentally tuned in."

The victory over Nuneaton was Mansfield's 10th in a row.

And the Stags, who still have to play third-placed Wrexham twice, will be certain of winning the championship if they manage to win six of their remaining eight games.

But that will only be necessary if Harriers, who drew 2-2 with Woking on Tuesday, win all their final five fixtures.

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