Adam Murray ready to bring in new players to Mansfield Town

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Adam Murray says he will be dipping in to the January transfer market in a bid to take Mansfield Town forward.

Murray is yet to taste a win as Mansfield Town boss after three games in charge and knows he needs new blood to stop Stags’ slide down the table.

And, with a number of loan players set to return to their parent clubs in early Janury, Murray knows he must act fast to keep his squad competitive.

Murray is now likely to experiment in the upcoming games against AFC Wimbledon, Hartlepool and Bury as he finalises his plans for the second half of the season.

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Said Murray: “The players have bought in to me, they have bought in to what I am about and they are giving it 100 per cent, I cannot ask for any more than that.

“But to go forward as a club we need new faces to freshen things up. It is nothing against any of the players we have at the moment, sometimes you just need fresh voices and characters to change things around.

“There is a missing ingredient at the club that we need to find. The main focus at the moment in my mind is working out what we have and what we need.

“We will use the next two weeks to work that out and test out players in different positions and different formations.

“It is now up to the players to make up my mind as to who will stay and who will go.

“We need to nail down what we need and this is a big two weeks for the club.”

Mansfield Town have won just once in their last 10 league outings and currently sit five points above the drop zone.

But, despite the ongoing poor form, Murray is refusing to be downbeat and believes his current side is not too far away from being a winning side once again.

“At the moment it is all about getting points on the board,” added Murray.

“We have to take the positives from the Cambridge defeat.

“We are putting some positive steps in place and we are not far off clicking and being a winning team.

“It is important we continue to believe in ourselves and we cannot lose sight of where we are.

“These players were brought in to play in a certain style and formation and there is a transition of style in place that takes time.”

Stags travel to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways.