Adam Murray closes in on targets as Mansfield Town prepare for summer rebuild

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Boss Adam Murray says he is closing in on his transfer targets as he plots a summer rebuild at Mansfield Town.

Only Jack Thomas, Joe Fitzpatrick and Corbin Shires have definite deals for next season, though Stags do have extension options on most of their players.

And, after inheriting Paul Cox’s squad since moving into the Mansfield Town hot-seat, Murray is eager to mould next season’s squad to fit his own vision of football.

Said Murray: “I am fed up with being unhappy at what is available and there is a lot of work to be done in the summer. There is a lot of rebuilding ahead.

“The players that we bring in need to be ones that give 100 per cent, who care about this club and ones that understand and buy into the ethos of the club.

“This is a fresh start and work has already started, we are down the line with some of our targets. A couple of them are still attached to other clubs, and we have to respectful of that. I am in discussions with the board to get the go ahead for a couple of deals.

“I want to get players in as soon as we can. We all need to see a glimmer of light in what has been a dark tunnel and to see what we are trying to do next season.

“My experience of the January transfer window is that it is not a good window to deal with, You get players that are mentally or physically not up to speed, that is why you they are available. I am looking to get some deals done quite quickly.”

Mansfield Town end their League Two campaign away to Acrrington Stanley tomorrow.

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