Mansfield manager David Flitcroft has paid tribute to “fantastic” Tom Pope and says his side must thwart the targetman.
Mansfield take on the Valiants this weekend and Flitcroft told the media: “They’ve got Tom Pope, who I’ve worked with, and he is deadly.
“He was deadly scoring goals in League One. He’s a fantastic kid and he’s scored a hatful of goals again in League Two.
“We will have to nullify that threat for sure.”