FA Cup run can help maintain momentum, says Stags boss Adam Murray


Mansfield Town want a good run in the FA Cup to help maintain momentum built up in the league.

Stags boss Adam Murray is looking forward to tonight’s first round draw (BBC 2 from 7pm) and is hopeful of a home tie for the fans to get excited about.

But he isn’t worried about who the opposition will be and instead reiterated the need for his side to remain consistent, regardless of the competition.

Murray said: “We want to have a good run. This is one cup, for the history of it and the atmosphere it can create, we want to keep a winning momentum so this is one we’re looking forward to. It’s always nice to get a home tie.

“We go in to every game respecting the right to win and working towards that, on the training ground, not getting complacent. This season is consistency versus complacency and as long as consistency wins it doesn’t matter who we come up against.

“We’ll give a good account of ourselves. As soon as complacency creeps in, not just in the players but the people around the ground, as soon as we think we deserve to be in the top group it’ll come back to bite us on our arse.

“No-one owes us anything in this game. We fight and we scrap for everything and that’s what we did on Saturday. The fans gave us incredible support, we are a complete unit at the minute.”

Mansfield Town are ball number 25 in tonight’s Emirates FA Cup first round draw.