Nigel Clough hails ‘incredible’ Mansfield as they beat Northampton to Wembley

Nigel Clough hailed the “incredible” achievement of reaching the League Two playoff final after Mansfield’s 3-1 aggregate win over Northampton.The Stags carried a 2-1 lead from the first leg and then built on that when Stephen McLaughlin fired home 31 minutes into Wednesday’s return game at Sixfields. A gritty and determined defensive effort then saw off heavy Northampton pressure in the second half and secured Mansfield’s place at Wembley.