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Mansfield appoint ex-Leeds boss as new manager

Steve Evans is the new Mansfield Town boss. Credit: PA

League Two Mansfield Town have appointed Steve Evans as their new manager, signing a two-and-a-half year deal with the club.

Former Leeds United boss Evans says his time at the club will be a "rollercoaster ride".

The fans will get everything. They’ll get Steve Evans' life and if you go and ask Massimo Cellino, the owner of Leeds United, if you go and ask Tony Stewart, the owner of Rotherham, you can’t ask Bruce Winfield who is sadly no longer with us, the guy who led the revolution down at Crawley Town along with the Carter family, then they would say you get my life.

I literally live and breathe it, so that’s what they get plus a wealth of experience now across the years and someone who’s very focussed.

It’s important for me that the supporters turn up on Saturday. There’ll be no miracles, there’ll be no major changes – they can’t see nine new faces because of where we are and they won’t see that going forward, but turn up and get behind the team and let’s be in it together; win, lose or draw because the roller-coaster, as I described it at Rotherham, it starts today.

– Steve Evans

Mansfield leave it late to down Notts County

Substitute Matt Green bagged a brace as Mansfield scored two stoppage-time goals to snatch a 3-1 victory in an absorbing local derby with Notts County.

The Stags had roared ahead when striker Green came on in the 54th minute and netted with his first touch seconds later.

Pat Hoban nodded the ball down to him in the box and his finish found the net via a deflection off Richard Duffy for Mansfield's first home goal in 440 minutes of football.

Matt Green came off the bench to score two. Credit: PA

It seemed Notts had rescued a point when Alex Rodman scored with another deflected finish from a Vadaine Oliver nod-down eight minutes from time.

But a minute into added time Matt Tootle tripped Mal Benning in the box and Green dispatched the penalty high into the top-left corner.

And there was still time for fellow sub Darius Henderson to out-muscle two defenders in the box and steer home a low finish - his first goal for the club - to seal the Stags' first home win in five and first league victory since August.