Beevers backing caretaker Murray as possible new Stags boss

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Lee Beevers said he and the players would be very happy to see Adam Murray take the Mansfield Town manager’s job full-time after yesterday’s superb 1-0 win over in-form Plymouth Argyle.

Murray was thrown into the limelight as caretaker boss the night before following the departure of Paul Cox and the players, given more licence to play football in a new formation, responded well with their first win in 10 games.

Beevers said: “It’s early days yet and it we are still coming to terms with it and the different ideas.

To read a match report click HERE
“But if Adam Murray managed to get the job with the way things are going, then brilliant.

“He is enthusiastic and this job could be a great stepping stone for him.

“We were just preparing for the game at half past five last night and then found out the manager had gone. That happens in football and you have to get your head around it.

“It was definitely a surprise and there is never really a good time for it to happen.

“We just had to get on with it and he (Adam Murray) just said go out there and express yourselves and we will see where it goes.

“Plymouth are a good side but we made them look ordinary. If we carry on doing that we’ll be all right.

“It is a good feeling to have the crowd behind you and cheer you.”

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To read Adam Murray’s post-match quotes click HERE

To read Paul Cox’s views on his departure as manager click HERE