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24th October 2014 19:34

Injury updates on Freeman and Fisher

Updates on duo who were injured in draw at Prenton Park.

First Team coach Micky Moore has revealed that frontman Alex Fisher Is set to be out of action until roughly December, after dislocating his shoulder in tonight’s 0-0 draw with Tranmere Rovers.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/injury-updates-on-freeman-and-fisher-2031097.aspx#0zlw5l2zD0mxC53b.99

On loan wing-back Kieron Freeman is also set to have a scan tomorrow, to discover the extent of a knee problem which forced him off during the first half.

The injuries were the downside to an otherwise positive night for our team, who produced an outstanding defensive display to pick up a valuable point on the road.

“Alex Fisher has dislocated his shoulder, so he’ll be out for between four and six weeks,” said Moore, who was addressing the media shortly after the final whistle.

“Kieron Freeman has twisted his knee and we won’t know the full extent of that for the next 48 hours. He’ll have to go for a scan tomorrow.

“It seems that every game we’re playing, we’re losing two or three players,” continued Moore.

“Potentially now, we’ve got four centre-forwards out injured. We haven’t got the biggest squad in the world and we’ve brought Daniel Carr in, but lost another one.

“I can’t put my finger on it, and it’s just something that we can’t believe really. It’s been a ridiculous season for injuries.”

Reflecting on the game itself, Moore added: “The positives are that it’s a clean-sheet and a draw away from home.

“It’s disappointing that we didn’t win the game, but I don’t think we did enough to win it. Losing two more players [to injury], upset the rhythm of the game for us really.

“We’ll take the positives. That’s three draws on the trot now, two away from home, and if you can pick up draws away and win your home games, you’ll be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.”


Mansfield Town crippled by long injury list, says coach Moore
Nottingham Post

FIRST team coach Micky Moore says Mansfield Town’s crippling injury list is affecting their ability to carve out chances - and insists they will get better once players return.

Read more at http://www.nottinghampost.com/Mansfield-Town-crippled-long-injury-list-says/story-23340674-detail/story.html#8F6Fx8RgXUHtQaio.99

The Stags went into Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw at Tranmere without strikers Liam Hearn, Matt Rhead and Ollie Palmer before losing Alex Fisher after he dislocated his shoulder.

Mansfield had already been forced to bring in Daniel Carr from Huddersfield Town on an emergency loan because of a lack of attacking options.

Moore was disappointed the Stags failed to get a single shot on target at Prenton Park as they recorded a third draw in a row, but is adamant things will improve.

“It’s disappointing we didn’t have shots on target. At the minute we are not creating enough opportunities and that’s something we need to have a look at,” he said.

“We are missing Matt Rhead because he is an important player for us and would be a big loss to any team. We are missing that physical presence.

“We were hoping to use Ollie (Palmer) or Fish (Fisher) on Saturday, but Ollie got taken away from us and now Fish has been taken away from us too, so that’s four strikers we have out.

“But we are missing other players too, including Chris Clements and Adam Murray, who give you that little bit more creativity, which would help the forwards.

“I think once we can start getting a few of these players back, it will make a real difference and we may have to look at getting another loan in for Saturday too.”

Moore is looking forward to welcoming Murray back into the squad after he has now served a three-game ban for his sending off in the home defeat to Accrington.

The midfielder’s return is particularly welcome given Simon Heslop has been having pain-killing injections to get through games.

Moore added: “He (Murray) is our captain and our leader and he’s a massive influence on the pitch, not just football-wise, but vocally too.

“Having him back as an option will be good, but to be fair to the lads who are in there, Jamie McGuire and Simon Heslop, they’ve done very well in his absence.”

Fisher is expected to be out for four to six weeks, while Kieron Freeman’s knee injury will be assessed after a scan, although he is already a doubt for Saturday’s trip to York City.


Alex Fisher ruled out for four to six weeks as Mansfield Town injury crisis grows

Mansfield Town striker Alex Fisher is set to miss four to six weeks of the season after dislocating his shoulder.


Fisher limped off during Stags’ 0-0 draw at Tranmere Rovers to further add to Mansfield’s woeful luck with injuries.

Fisher’s absence now means Stags are missing four strikers, with Matt Rhead, Ollie Palmer and Liam Hearn all in the treatment room, as well a number of other key players.

Kieron Freeman also picked up a knock, the extent of which is currently being evaluated following a scan

Assitant manager Micky Moore said: “It seems that every game we play at the moment we lose more players.

“We brought Daniel Carr in to replace a player and as soon as we do that we lose another.

“We do not have the biggest of squads and now we are without four forwards.

“I can’t put my finger on what is going on, we have had terrible luck with injuries.

“We will evaluate things before we decide whether we need to go out and bring in a replacement.”


Mansfield Town forward Alex Fisher dislocates shoulder

Mansfield Town forward Alex Fisher could be out for between "four to six weeks" after dislocating his shoulder in Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Tranmere.
The 24-year-old adds to a growing Stags injury list, which includes four forwards and three centre-halves.
Defender Kieron Freeman also went off at Prenton Park with a knee injury.
"We'll know more in the next 24 hours as to what Kieron's done, but we're not very hopeful," assistant manager Micky Moore told BBC Radio Nottingham.
The injury crisis means Mansfield could be without nine first-team players for Saturday's trip to York.
"It's something I've never experienced before," continued Moore. "When you look at the stats tonight, we've drawn 0-0 and haven't made enough chances, but we've got four centre-forwards injured.
"To be fair to the chairman, he has been really supportive in everything we are trying to do.
"We had Matt Rhead, Ollie Palmer and Liam Hearn out injured so we went to him late Monday afternoon and we brought in Daniel Carr.
"It'll be a conversation the gaffer has with the chairman again - but to be fair to the chairman he's been first class in supporting us."

Mansfield Town assistant manager Micky Moore told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We're happy to get a point coming away from home. They've got a new manager and he's given them a big lift, you can see that in their performance tonight.
"I think a draw was a fair result, we didn't do enough in the game to win it and obviously we got two more injuries.
"To come away from home and not create enough is disappointing, but the positive is we've now gone two away games and drawn them both."


Micky: "A Lot To Be Encouraged By"
Tue 21 Oct 2014

The Manager's post-match reaction
Micky Adams was pleased with his side's performance in his first game as Tranmere manager.

Read more at http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/article/adams-211014-2030103.aspx#V0TtsR2yHghjSgt8.99

The new boss felt the only thing missing was a goal as Rovers drew 0-0 at home to Mansfield Town.
He told Tranmere Player: "A goal would have been nice and would have capped off a great night because the effort and commitment was all there. We defended fantastically, and I'm not just talking about the goalkeeper and back four, everybody played their part in securing a point.
"It's a point, we'll take it. There were a lot of encouraging things, the one thing that was lacking was a goal.
"We've had a couple of training sessions, we even trained this morning which is unusual for the boys. I wanted to adopt a shape which I thought would be more forward thinking, and that's not decrying anything the previous manager has done. I wanted to play with two front men and get crosses into the box.
"There are things we can improve on for sure but there was a lot to be encouraged by.
"We looked threatening from set pieces and were unlucky on a couple of occasions.
"We've got to show people we care and that was the team talk, that we've got pride in ourselves and we've got pride in the shirt.
"The fans were terrific and hopefully they've gone home encouraged.
"I said to the players before the game, we're not going to get everything right, and some of the stuff I've said they'll forget. But it'll be repetition, repetition, repetition and eventually you'll understand the way I want to play and what I want to do."


Micky Adams praises Tranmere Rovers players' desire in his first match
By Phil Kirkbride, liverpoolecho.co.uk

Micky Adams praised the desire shown by Tranmere Rovers as his reign as manager started with a point at home to Mansfield Town.


The new Rovers boss says there were “encouraging signs” in the stalemate at Prenton Park even though they could not convert their dominance into a victory to move them off the bottom of League Two.

But Adams, who had the squad training on the morning of the Mansfield game, was left satisfied with Tranmere’s performance on a wind-swept night.

And though the former Leicester City boss, 52, says there remains plenty of room for improvement he heads into Saturday’s game at Wimbledon buoyed by his opening game in charge.

“A goal would’ve been nice and would’ve capped off a great night,” Adams said.

“I thought the effort and commitment was all there and I thought we defended fantastically well.

“And I’m not just talking about the goalkeeper and the back four, everybody played their part in securing a point.

“It is a point, we’ll take it and I’ll take the performance because I thought there was a lot of encouraging things in there but as you say, the one thing that was lacking was a goal.”

The new manager added: “We’ve had a couple of sessions and we even trained this morning, which is unusual for the boys, to help us adopt a shape that would be more forward thinking than what they’ve had.

“And that’s not to decry what the last manager has done but I wanted to play two front men the best I could and if we were going to do that then let’s get some crosses into the box.

“I thought, possibly in the first-half, the one thing that was disappointing was the final ball into the box so there are things we can improve on but there is a lot of encouraging signs for me.

“I thought we looked threatening from set-pieces.

“I thought we were unlucky on a couple of occasions.

“We got the delivery but the wind unsettled us slightly.

“But I thought Max Power’s delivery was excellent tonight but we just couldn’t get on the end of something.”

Adams concluded: “Even if we had lost the game I would’ve been pleased with the effort and commitment we showed tonight.

“The name of the game is to win football matches and you have got to score goals but if you look at the stats on the game you can see that we were on top and it would’ve been a real injustice if we hadn’t come away with anything.”


Alex Fisher @AlexFisher37
Thanks to all the stags fans for the messages! Shouldn't be out for too long providing the scans come through clear. #stags #road2recovery



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