Town boss Michael Jolley spoke to the press after the 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Doncaster Rovers.
He said: "It was a difficult game for us.
“In some senses we are disappointed that the Mansfield game is off, but with the number of injuries we have at the minute, we are down to what we had against Doncaster, plus the young lads.
“In terms of our performance, I thought we had a go in the first half. We created chances. They had some chances, but we had some chances.
“They took one and we didn’t.”
The Town boss confirmed that his players will get an extra day off this week in a bid to reenergise them after a busy schedule.
Jolley added: “The lads will get an extra day off to reenergise and recharge the batteries. I think some of the need that because they’ve been through a heavy period of fixtures. Hopefully we can come back and get ready for Exeter next week.”
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