Mansfield Town hoping on new face for Stevenage visit

Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray 'Picture by Dan Westwell
Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray 'Picture by Dan Westwell

Adam Murray has been given the green light to bring in a new player to bolster his Mansfield Town squad before Saturday’s visit of Stevenage.

The Stags boss said he had been told to go ahead with the move by chairman John Radford as he faces a weekend with up to five first team players out injured.

Mal Benning, Adi Yussuf and Chris Beardsley are ruled out while Matt Green and Nicky Hunt face fitness tests.

Murray is hoping to bring in an attacking utility player who can make things happen.

“I have had a chat with the chairman and obviously he is pro-active as always,” he said.

“We are hoping with what we can do, we are going to try to bring someone in over the next couple of days that I think will affect games like last Saturday in which we could have had another two goals.

“At the minute we lack that final pass, that little cutting edge.

“I think we have goals in us, but at times our final cross or pass isn’t right or the final execution or decision isn’t right.

“If we can find someone who matches that we are going to try to get them in.

“Because of our small squad we can’t go out and get three or four more players. We’ve seen over the first part of the season that any injuries or suspensions shakes the life out of us.

“So it will be someone that can play in that front part of the pitch in a number of positions, but that can be effective. Someone that can create, can score a goal and someone that excites people.

“Our brand in the first quarter was free-flowing and excited me to watch. I was proud of it and I know the fans were. I want to get us back to that, so it will be someone who who can help us do that.”