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2nd August 2004 22:02

Kidderminster Harriers Official Site

JAN Molby finally gave a detailed explanation surrounding the departure from the club of popular midfielder Adam Murray earlier this summer to those at the Fans Forum evening on Friday

Murray who joined the club in January following a short loan spell during last season, departed for League Two rivals Mansfield Town on a free transfer, causing a shock among many supporters.

Molby, speaking at the sell-out event, cleared any controversy surrounding the deal by stating the main reasons were financial.

"At every club you have brackets of players and what they earn, the high earners, the average earners and the lower earners and so on," said Molby.

"When we looked at the squad at the time, we saw that clearly the only way we would have a full squad of players to play against Rushden on August 7th was to offload one of our higher earners, we really had no choice."

"And out of our top earners, Adam was the one attracting the interest from Mansfield Town, so he was the only realistic choice; he was allowed to leave with obviously no cost to us."

"There were one or two question marks over Adams commitment and attitude toward the other players, and when you take all of that into consideration; it was perhaps the best move for all of us that Adam left us."

The Dane did however emphatically state that Murray's past personal problems had no bearing whatsoever on the decision, and that the former Derby man left the club with his best wishes.

"His personal problems were well documented, especially before he joined us, but we never once encountered difficulties in that degree whilst Adam was with us"

"I have a lot of time for Adam Murray. I do not think he managed to reach his potential with Kidderminster Harriers unfortunately, but I do think he will do so at Mansfield, and I wish him all the best."


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