‘Like his team, he looks clueless and lost’ – Plenty of Mansfield fans react to the latest manager comments

It was a tough afternoon for Mansfield boss John Dempster at Field Mill on Saturday.

He watched from the technical area as his under-performing side once again failed to produce at home, losing 3-0 to promotion-chasing Cheltenham Town.

The result extended the Stags winless run to five league games and left them in eighteenth place in the table, just six points above bottom of the pile Morecambe.

Their home record is appalling, Dempster’s men have only tasted victory twice in the league at Field Mill this season, and the atmosphere has at times been verging on the toxic.

If it was a tough afternoon for Dempster, it was soul-destroying for the Stags faithful who have now watched the Yellow’s lose six times at home, and there was little sympathy for their under-pressure boss on social media after the game.

Dempster is nothing if not honest. He described the latest defeat as ‘gut-wrenching’ in comments made on the club’s official website. He hinted that the spirit in the camp was extremely low, although he made a questionable attempt at appearing up for the challenge, pointing out the Stags can even make the playoffs with seventeen wins from their remaining twenty-six games.

However, plenty of fans have lost confidence in their former youth team coach who has taken a side that just missed out on promotion last season to the bottom end of the table. Most fans feel his time is up and owner John Radford needs to make a change to save something from the season.

Some fans did attempt to defend a man who was very popular at the club before he became the manager. Dempster’s demeanour and comments appear to show a young boss out of his depth and struggling to make his mark in what is fast becoming a hostile environment around the club.

Indeed, some fans feel relegation is more likely than promotion if Dempster remains in the Field Mill manager’s office.

Here is a small selection of responses to Dempster’s comments on Twitter from angry and concerned Mansfield fans.



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