Adam Murray has described Saturday’s crunch relegation clash with York City as Mansfield Town’s biggest game of the season.
Stags can edge closer to ensuring their League Two survival next season with three vital points against the struggling Minstermen.
‘This is our biggest game of the season and is a real six-pointer. We need to go the extra yard and make it our day’Adam Murray
Mansfield have won three of their last six matches as they move towards safety, while 21st-placed York have just two victories in their last 10 matches.
But, depsite the visitors faltering form, Murray knows his side are in for a big battle.
“York will be coming here for the points and it is going to be a good game,” said Murray.
“This is our biggest game of the season and is a real six-pointer. We need to show what we are made of and make it our day.
“It will also be a battle and a war between two teams fighting for the points.
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“The players are raring to go for Saturday because we want to put the Hartlepool match right.
“It is important we get points off the teams below us, points are the name of the game now and not performances.
“York are a strong outfit with good players and it is important that we go the extra yard.”
Murray has also urged the Mansfield fans to get fully behind their side as the relegation battle hots up.
“This is a game where we need the crowd behind us and where we need to act as one,” added Murray.
“The teams around us have been issuing rallying cries to their fans and that is what we need from our supporters.
“This is a tense time for the football club. We have come a long way in a short space of time and are in a great position to do what we set out to do three months ago and that is to get 15th place.
“We cannot let all the good work we have done go, because that would be criminal.
“I know where I want us to be and we are nowhere near that at the moment.
“We want to get over the line as soon as we can. Once we get over that line, we can start to play in the way we want to play next season and give the kids a chance to gain experience and show people what they can do.”
Mansfield have won three of their last five home games.