Manchester United loanee Nathan Bishop issues rallying cry with six-word message

Manchester United loanee Nathan Bishop has issued a rallying cry to his Mansfield Town teammates in the quest for League Two promotion.

Nigel Clough’s Stags lost 1-0 at League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night, but they remain firmly in the mix in the battle for promotion.

Mansfield are sixth in the table with seven league games remaining, but they have a game in hand on three of the sides above them.

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Clough’s side are three points behind third placed Port Vale, who occupy the final automatic promotion spot and have a significantly greater goal difference compared to Mansfield.

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Bishop has played every minute of the league campaign and has 11 clean sheets from 39 matches. He has conceded 44 goals in League Two so far this campaign.

But with the season entering it’s crucial run-in stage, the 22-year-old has posted a short motivational message on his Instagram account.

It’s been a successful season in the fourth tier of English football for Bishop, playing every minute of the campaign will have delighted both him and Manchester United.

If Bishop does form part of the Mansfield side that secures promotion to League One, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Clough enquire to United about taking the former Southend United stopper on loan for another campaign.

But any decision on a loan destination for Bishop next season would likely be discussed with the club’s new permanent manager which looks set to be Erik ten Hag.

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Barring a goalkeeping upheaval in the first team, it’s highly unlikely that Bishop is going to be in and around the Manchester United first team next season.

But the youngster’s short-term focus will be on securing promotion with Mansfield Town.

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