Murray blow for Mansfield

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MANSFIELD Town were today dealt a blow to their Wembley ambitions when they learned skipper Adam Murray would not be able to play in the two-legged FA Trophy semi-final with his former club Luton Town.

The influential Murray joined Stags from the Hatters on loan at the start of October, one game after Stags had lost 2-0 at Luton, and signed permanently at the start of this year.

Although knowing he was unable to play in the return BSBP league encounter at Field Mill next month, Stags were unsure if the wording of the agreement covered the cup too but today announced it did.

Murray’s absence may give a chance to Kyle Nix or Stevie Istead although Dan Spence can play in there too.

Luton visit Field Mill for the first leg at noon on Sunday.