Stags midfielder apologises to fans after four-goal hammering

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MIDFIELDER Adam Murray has apologised to the small band of loyal Stags fans who witnessed their side’s worrying collapse at Hayes and Yeading on Saturday, reports Stephen Thirkill.

Around 120 fans made the 294-mile round trip to Church Road to see their team humiliatingly crushed 4-0 by the relegation-threatened London side.

Passionless Mansfield were outclassed throughout and had lost the game after just 25 minutes as Hayes’ creativity and fluid passing game proved far too hot to handle

Gutted Murray said: “I cannot put this defeat into words. I’m really disappointed with what happened today.

“That performance just isn’t good enough and we do not know what happened today. Something has got to change. That is for the manager to decide and not me, but we have not performed

“It is clear that we are not good enough and I’d like to apologise to the fans who came here today.

“They work hard during the week, and if I had spent my hard-earned money watching that today, I would not be very happy at all.”

Murray has also called for a renewed focus around Field Mill away from the distractions of Wembley and the FA Trophy final against Darlington on 7th May.

“I am not sure what went wrong today, but when the FA Trophy is being talked about each and every day it can be distracting,” he said.

“We have got to be professional and focus on the job ahead and the league games coming up.”

Stags return to league action at home to Barrow on Tuesday night, before Bath visit Field Mill two days later.