Holland 'distraught' as Stags go down

April 29, 2008

Mansfield manager Paul Holland is determined to bounce straight back after seeing his side relegated from the Football League.

Chester's 0-0 draw with Stockport ensured the Stags would be in the Blue Square Premier next season, ending a 77-year stay in the League.

Holland told the club's official website: 'I am totally distraught. I am as upset as anybody.

'We now have to look at the likes of Carlisle and Doncaster who have set an example by bouncing back.

'We haven't been good enough over the course of the season. We now have to come back from non-league at the first attempt.'

Manager Paul Holland was 'distraught' at the Stags' demotion, but challenged the club to bounce straight back.

He said: 'I am totally distraught. I am as upset as anybody.

'We now have to look at the likes of Carlisle and Doncaster who have set an example by bouncing back.

'We haven't been good enough over the course of the season. We now have to come back from non-League at the first attempt.'