By Francis Moore
Mansfield Town will be looking to make it six on the spin when they face Bolton at the One Call Stadium tonight.
Stags made it five EFL wins on the bounce for the first time since 1991 and are the form side of League Two.
No side has bettered Mansfield’s run of seven wins and four draws since Clough’s arrival in matchweek 12.
And Clough, who says the key to his recent success has been a change in morale, is keen to see the momentum keep going.
“When you’re in a football club and you’re not winning matches, everyone is down,” he said. “So we needed to find a way to lift spirits and I think we’ve done that.
“We want to keep our feet on the ground, we want to keep winning. The second we get complacent we won’t be the same time and we will be in trouble.
“We will be on the front foot on Tuesday night, at home. We always try and get an early goal as well and set the tone for the game and I hope the opposition realise that as well. They should be a little bit weary coming to our ground.”
Bolton on the other hand, have seen their form take a nose dive in recent weeks.
The Trotters have failed to win in any of their last six fixtures and now sit four points behind rejuvenated Mansfield Town.
But, despite their poor run of form, Clough still believes Bolton possess quality.
“Without a doubt they have some great experience and on their day, they are more than capable of mounting a challenge for the play-offs, even now. They’re going to climb their way back up, but it’s a long way back.”
Last time out, The Stags beat bottom of the league Southend 1-0, with Clough pleased at his side’s clean sheet.
He added: “It wasn’t a brilliant game, we didn’t have as many shots as I would have liked. But I think restricting Southend to just six and two on target was the most pleasing part.
“We didn’t create that much, but we stopped them. Sometimes that’s enough if you can nick a goal yourself.”
A win for Mansfield could move them to within three points of the play-off places, providing other results go their way.