Mansfield Town keeper Marriott unsure of Wembley place

Alan Marriott
Marriott was the club's Player of the Year last season.

Mansfield Town goalkeeper Alan Marriott says he is not confident of being selected for the FA Trophy final against Darlington on 7 May.

Marriott let in two soft goals on his return from injury in the win over Gateshead on Monday and told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I didn't enjoy it one bit.

"There's myself and Neil Collett who are pushing for the Wembley place and he did really well last week.

"I don't think I've done myself any favours but I'll keep plugging away."

Marriott suffered a groin injury in October and then broke a finger on his return to the side against Rushden on 2 April.

The 32-year-old explained: "We haven't got a reserve team and it's difficult to get games, I've been pushing myself in the gym but it's not the same.

"I can only apologise to the fans for making two howlers but it's 90 minutes under my belt so I can take the positives."

The former Lincoln City man has just one more chance to prove himself before the final, as the Stags complete their league season at Bath City on Saturday.

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