Stanley boss John Doolan hopes watching Mansfield's promotion celebrations will inspire his young side.

The Stags booked their place in League One next season following a 2-1 victory against the Reds despite Tommy Leigh's late goal.

“It's Mansfield’s night and it’s fantastic for them," Doolan said after the final whistle.

“They have been trying for a number of years to get themselves up and promoted so well done to Nigel (Clough), Andy (Garner) and all the playing staff. That’s what you want to aspire to and that’s where you want to get.

“We’ve done it before so there’s no stopping this group of young lads that’s coming through and this is what they want. We will move on and hopefully that can be us in 12 months.

“We came here to try to spoil the party and I think the lads did their best and showed that.

“We wanted to stay in the game so we had a game plan to play in blocks of 15 or 20 minutes.

“That early goal kills you a little bit but the lads showed resilience and character to get in at half-time to sort ourselves out. They never stopped and we pushed them right to the end.”