December 2011 - Mansfield Town
A good start to the months fixtures as we progressed to the 2nd round of the FA trophy by beating Lincoln away. Then followed 3 difficult away games in the league, and unfortunately two of them, against Fleetwood and Barrow, ended in defeat without us managing to get on the scoresheet. However, we did manage to secure an excellent 3 points against Stockport on boxing day and finished the month off with a solid draw at home to league leaders Gateshead. So, after the festive period we still find ourselves in the relegation zone, but hopefully we can build on our previous two results and begin to move up the league table.
When I arrived at the club we were over wage budget and with the arrival of new players in the previous month, I needed to begin shipping some of the higher earners from the previous regime out. This month midfielder's Lee Stevenson and Adam Murray had their contracts terminated by the club.