MURRAY: Stags’ play-off dream is still alive

Adam Murray.
Adam Murray.

Mansfield Town are enjoying a good run of form and boss Adam Murray has not ruled out reaching the play-offs just yet.

The Stags have just three games to go this season, starting with a home tie against Barnet tomorrow (Saturday) and the manager still believes his team could bag one of the coveted top spots.

“We’re in a good vein of form at the minute so we want to keep that going and finish the season on a real high,” he said.

“We want to go into the last two games after Saturday less than six points off the play-offs and keep it alive because you never know.

“I’ve said from day one that I’ve had this really strange feeling that we’re going to make the play-offs.

“We’ve got to win every game and it starts with a really tough game tomorrow (Saturday).”

Things are looking good in terms of player selection for Murray tomorrow, with no major injury worries. And his side are in a confident mood, coming off the back of some good results.

“We’ve hit a bit of momentum,” he said. “The boys are playing with a lot of confidence and I think the results we’ve got over the last three games have been coming for a while.

“Performance levels have been high and as long as the boys keep doing that, the results will follow.”

He added: “I think we’ve got a clean bill of health and (centre half Krystian) Pearce is back from suspension so we’ve got a nice selection for tomorrow’s game.

“We’re gonna have some choices to make tomorrow. We might freshen it up and get some fresh bodies in there.

“We’ll have a look at the shape because the 4-3-3 has worked well for us over the last few games.

“We know we’re in for a tough challenge tomorrow as Barnet are on a good run of form themselves. They’re going to be very tough opponents. They can do a little bit of everything, they can play long-winded if needs be but they can play some good football as well and they work hard so it is going to be another tough one.”