Mansfield waiting on Murray

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STAGS are hoping skipper Adam Murray will be fit to take his place in what is likely to be an unchanged side to face high-flying Wrexham at Field Mill on Saturday.

Murray suffered an eye injury early in the 0-0 draw at Darlington on Tuesday and had to leave the field.

Although sore and badly bruised, the eye is now open again and the club are hopeful he can play on Saturday.

With Adam Smith and Matt Somner now back in training after injury, the only man likely to miss out on Saturday is striker Keigan Parker who turned his ankle in training and missed the game at Darlington.

Wrexham have not lost for 11 games but Stags assistant manager and former Wrexham player Paul Hall said: “I don’t think anyone really wants to be playing us at the moment.

“We are unbeaten in three and seem to have stopped leaking goals with two clean sheets in a row. So they will be coming up here expecting us to give them a real game and we mustn’t disappoint them.”

With admission prices slashed to £10 this weekend (and just a pound for concessions), Stags can expect an improved crowd on an afternoon which will begin with a joint demonstration between the two sets of fans against the threats both clubs face over their futures at their respective grounds.

This will start behind the West Stand on the grass bank at 2pm and involve Stags and Wrexham fans jointly displaying a banner stating ‘this ground is for football’ and handing out red and yellow cards to other fans outlining their struggles.