Mansfield Town manager delighted after latest pre-season outing

Adam Murray.
Adam Murray.

Mansfield Town chief Adam Murray says he is happy with how his squad is progressing throughout pre-season.

The Stags’ boss watched his side stroll to a 4-1 friendly win at Worksop Town on Wednesday night.

NMAC NWGU Worksop town v Mansfield town    Mansfield black strip, worksop orange

NMAC NWGU Worksop town v Mansfield town Mansfield black strip, worksop orange

And speaking directly after the match, Murray was happy that his players continue to build towards their League Two opener at home to Carlisle on August 8.

He told the Chad: “The biggest thing is getting match fitness into the players.

“Coming into it, with a nice pitch here, we knew it would be a good game and I really enjoyed the evening.

“We’ve been mixing it around for the last few games just to look at certain people playing with each other.

NMAC NWGU Worksop town v Mansfield town    Mansfield black strip, worksop orange

NMAC NWGU Worksop town v Mansfield town Mansfield black strip, worksop orange

“It’s alright training every day and doing double or triple sessions, but there’s nothing that matches having that match fitness.

“I think we lacked a bit of organisation but that will come with games.

“But we’ve got a lot of games coming up and the more minutes we can get into the boys, the better they’ll get.

“The most pleasing thing was the togetherness.

“There was no individuals out there.”

Goals from Craig Westcarr, Malvind Benning, Reggie Lambe and Adi Yussuf secured the win for Murray’s men on Wednesday, but he was most pleased with the contribution of newcomer Mitch Rose.

He added: “Overall I’m really happy and was pleased with the workout.

“Mitch Rose worked hard for 90 minutes and was effective in his position.

“Adi (Yussuf) came on and scored a great goal too.”

The Stags will split their squad for games at Barnsley and Solihull Moors on Saturday.