Cox: We had point to prove

Last Updated: 01/03/14 9:56pm

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Paul Cox: Happy with the cleansheet

Paul Cox: Happy with the cleansheet

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Mansfield boss Paul Cox says they had a point to prove after they managed to keep a clean sheet at Dagenham in a 0-0 draw.

The 0-0 draw means they have not won away since January but Cox saw plenty of positives.

Cox said: "The boys had a point to prove. Without going overboard, we let ourselves down on Tuesday night.

"After everything that went wrong on Tuesday night, I thought the lads put in a right shift.

"There were some tired legs out there so I am glad we have a free week now to freshen the boys up physically and mentally. These boys have been running through a brick wall.

"I was pleased to see our supporters wait and clap and cheer the boys off. That put a smile on my face. They stuck behind us for the whole 90 minutes which was a real positive to me."

He added: "Over 90 minutes it was probably a fair result though it should probably have been all over by half time. We just need to be more ruthless in the last third.

"We are kicking ourselves over some of the chances we had in the first half which we didn't capitalise on.

"The game opened up in the second half and we threw caution to the wind and tried to win it which meant we left ourselves open at the back a few times."

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