Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray woke up this morning to his 34th birthday with plenty to celebrate after last night’s 2-0 win at Stevenage.
A long enough journey at that time of night, Stags found the M1 closed en route home which saw everyone get to bed even later than planned.
But Murray said: “I feel brilliant, though I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night.
“It’s been a long 34 years. I feel 78, but I’ve learned a lot in those 34 years.
“It was a complete performance for an away game last night. We went there with our game plan in place and carried it out to a tee. We showed the organisation and discipline and the attacking threat to go and get the three points and I think we deserved it.
“We earned it. It was a little bit like the Crawley game where some people said Crawley were poor that day. We made them poor and it was the same last night. We earned the ease of the victory because we were professional in our approach. The work we’ve done on the training ground, we carried it out and when we got 2-0 up we shut up shop.
“It was professional. It is the little things we do that add up.
“It’s one of the main sayings I have. I know the result is the be all and end all but for me the result will always take care of itself as long as you get everything in place and the planning and the process is right. Results will follow.”