Adam Murray prepares Mansfield Town for 18 ‘World Cup finals’

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Boss Adam Murray says Mansfield Town have 18 ‘World Cup’ finals ahead as they battle to beat the drop.

Stags secured a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Stevenage on Saturday to haul themselves out of the League Two relegation zone.

The result left Murray delighted and quick to praise the committment shown by everyone at the club.

“The Stevenage win has given us a boost, there has been a lot of effort going in at the club,” he said.

“The players, the fans and everyone behind the scenes are all pulling in the same direction.

“Performance levels have been high of late and the work-rate has been superb. The win has given us a boost. I felt we deserved the win and it is important that we continue that on Tuesday night.

“We have got 18 World Cup finals ahead. We need to take each game on an individual basis, We have got a target of wins that we want to achieve and we will use all the resources in our squad to get them.”

Murray also made it clear that Mansfield Town would have to battle for every point available and to win ugly if needed.

Added Murray: “We are in League Two at the moment, we cannot go out and play like Barcelona. What we have to do is use what we have got in the most efficient way to get three points.

“We have got some fantastic footballers at this club, but we have also got gritty characters who can play the other sort of game, as we showed on Saturday.

“We will be going in to each game with a different game plan, and if that means making a game scrappy to get three points then that is what we will do.

“I want to play free-flowing football with pace and energy and to be creative, but at the end of the day it is about three points and you have to do what you have to do to get the points.”

Stags face a struggling Morecambe side, who have not won in six, on Tuesday night.

They will be without Ricky Ravenhill, who pulled a hamstring during the warm-up on Saturday and faces a few weeks on the sidelines.

Chris Clements is also likely to miss out after he suffered a deep gash to his ankle during the Stevenage win that needed stitches.