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4th April 2007 16:17

EVENING POST, 04 April 2007

Gareth Jelleyman insists he will not be fazed by filling in as a central defender against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

The left-back was moved into the middle at Wrexham after Jon-Olav Hjelde went off with a calf injury.

And the 26-year-old responded with a polished performance as the Stags battled for a 0-0 draw.

Jelleyman admits he rarely plays as a central defender, but believes he can adapt.

"It was not easy at Wrexham changing in the middle of the game and I think I got caught out of position once or twice," he said.

"But I enjoyed it in the end. It shows that I have another string to my bow.

"I don't know what the gaffer will do for the Bristol Rovers game, though."

Jelleyman is backing Martin Gritton to come back strongly from his glaring miss against Wrexham.

The Scottish striker was horrified to head wide from close range following a pinpoint Matt Hamshaw cross.

Jelleyman said: "We knew if we could keep it tight then we would probably get one chance and we did, but unfortunately Gritts couldn't put it away.

"But he's a good player and I'm sure he won't worry about that and stick his next chance away."

After losing twice on the bounce at home, Jelleyman says the players are determined to get a result against Rovers.

"We need to start quickly and get the fans behind us and then try to keep the tempo high from then on," he said.


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