Mansfield target Championship

The chairman of Mansfield Town says the club can reach the Championship.

Thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate Mansfield Town's return to the Football League following a five year absence.

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Mansfield chairman: "We can reach the Championship"

The chairman of Mansfield Town believes the club can reach the Championship
The chairman of Mansfield Town believes the club can reach the Championship Credit: Dale Dickinson

The chairman of Mansfield Town says the club can reach the Championship.

Thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate Mansfield Town's return to the Football League following a five year absence.

John Radford said: "I think we can get into the Championship and that's my target."

Manager Paul Cox called the day an 'overwhelming' experience
Manager Paul Cox called the day an 'overwhelming' experience Credit: Dale Dickinson

Manager Paul Cox called the day an "overwhelming and humbling experience."

He said: "The amount of people just coming out to show their appreciation is out of this world. You can see what it means to the players and the town what we've done this season."

Thousands turned out to celebrate Mansfield's promotion
Thousands turned out to celebrate Mansfield's promotion Credit: Dale Dickinson

Skipper Adam Murray said: "It's a proud moment for the town and we see from the turnout today that it means a lot."

Mansfield returned to the Football League after a five year absence
Mansfield returned to the Football League after a five year absence Credit: Dale Dickinson

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Map showing Mansfield Town FC's celebration route

This map shows the route the open top bus will take around Mansfield Credit: Google Maps

Mansfield Town FC will this afternoon celebrate its promotion back into the football league with an open top bus procession through all parts of the town.

Players and management are due to pack onto the bus which sets off from the One Call Stadium at 2:45pm.

It will then travel around Mansfield for 45 minutes before ending back at the ground.

To see a detailed interactive map of the route - see our Google Map here.

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