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A CHAT WITH: LEE MANSELL

26 March 2015

Lee talks about being suspeded for this weekend's game

Lee Mansell will miss Saturday's fixture with Macceslfield due to suspension following picking up his 10th yellow card of the season away to Halifax and the Rovers midfielder tells us that he is immensely frustrated that he isn't involved.

"It is disappointing not to be involved but it was pleasing to see that the lads did so well against Aldershot.

"I don't think I've ever been so nervous before a game because it is so difficult to sit there and watch the rest of the lads playing but I thought they were brilliant Friday night and deserved the three points.

"This weekend's game his huge and the significance of it proves that it will be another big game for us. If we get the win, we put the pressure onto the other sides around us.

"The other teams will know our result before they kick off so getting the win is vitally important.

Mansell's 10th booking against Halifax sees him serve a two game ban and he is disappointed that he has that many yellow cards so far this season.

"I think the last one was the worst one although I have been booked for kissing this year which is the first time that has ever happened but it is just part of the job.

"In midfield you have to put your foot in and you are in the middle of the action all the time but I think that it is the first time that I have got to 10 bookings and been suspended.

"Part of me is hoping that I don't get back into the side because that means that the lads would have probably won against Macclesfield, which would mean there would be no need to change the team going into the Chester game.

"I was on nine yellows for a long time and I think in some respect it hampered my game a little as well as Stuart [Sinclair] being out injured and Ollie [Clarke] coming back to fitness but now we've added Chris Lines and Ollie is back fit we have lots of competition in the middle of the field.



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