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1st May 2004 22:45

CHAD website
Delighted Mansfield boss Keith csaid: "We played football in the right manner after earning the right to play which you have to do at a place like Huddersfield.
"They have a magnificent stadium and magnificent support but all I could hear eventually were our own supporters who were like a twelfth man to us.
"I was delighted with our performance in the first half. But we've done that before this season and then been accused of not doing it second half. So at half time I demanded we start the second half like a house on fire.
"Before the game I taped off a square in the dressing room and made each player stand nose to nose with me and tell me they believed in their own ability. I like eye contact and when you have16 players believing in their own ability it fills you with confidence.
"We showed a real inner strength to come from behind.
"Now we are focused on the play-offs. Going into the play-offs you need to be in form and have belief as individuals and as a team - we have that."
delighted boss Keith Curle says he does not fear other teams in the promotion shake up.

"It does not bother me who we get in the play-offs as I know that if we perform like this we will go out there and give any team plenty of problems," he said.

"This was a big result and a big performance for us and I am proud of the type of football we played today.

"We try to play the right way and as long as we keep doing that I am sure there is nothing to fear from the play-offs."


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