Mansfield Town captain Adam Murray revels in promotion joy

Stags v Wrexham.
Stags v Wrexham.

Mansfield captain Adam Murray has ranked Stags’ Blue Square Premier title glory as his ‘greatest achievement in football’.

Murray, who is in his third spell at the club, has previously been promoted with Stags back in the 2001/02 season and with Oxford in the 2009/10 season.

But speaking moments after the final whistle an emotional Murray said his second promotion with Mansfield Town was the highlight of his memorable 14 year career.

“It has been an unbelievable season and a great occassion for the club,” he said. “We knew with 10 minutes to go that Kidderminster were winning and we had to hang on and we did that.

“We did not have the best of starts, but in the end we came through. I have put my heart and soul into this season and this is the best thing I have ever done in football.

“The game felt like 180 minutes, it has not really sunk in yet. It has been a long season, the players are drained, but it is time to enjoy now.”

The Mansfield number two was also full of praise for boss Paul Cox, who came under heavy fire from supporters following a slow start to the season.

He added: “When I came into my new role I was right in at the deep end. I have learnt so much this year from the gaffer. He knew what the goal was all season and stuck to the plan.”