ADAM MURRAY NAMED AS CAPTAIN
Murray named as Stags skipper
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 08 Aug 2011
Manager Paul Cox has selected Adam Murray as our captain for the forthcoming season.
The inspirational 29 year old midfielder retains the armband after skippering the side last season.
"His performances have warranted it. Adam has done very well in pre-season," said manager Paul Cox. "He has done everything asked of him and has been a leader on the training ground and on the pitch."
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Murray handed Stags armband
Nottingham Post, Monday, August 08, 2011
ADAM Murray has been named as Mansfield Town's captain for the 2011-12 campaign.
The central midfielder wore the armband for the latter half of last season and has led the side into action during pre-season.
?But manager Paul Cox always insisted he would wait until the build-up to the first Blue Square Bet Premier game – against Bath City on Saturday – to confirm who would get the job on a permanent basis.
And in former Oxford United man Murray, he feels he has the ideal man.
"Adam has done really well in pre-season and I am one of these people on what they do," said Cox.
"It's been a clean sweep of the board and he has done everything asked of him.
"He's been a leader on the training ground and the pitch and his performances have warranted it,
"He's not proven a point to me because the proof of the pudding is coming into the Christmas period, who is in the side then.
"All I can comment on is what I have seen of Adam Murray up until this stage and he has been excellent and done well in everything I have asked him to do.
"When we have got a fit and strong Adam Murray we have got one of the better midfielders at this level of football."
Cox said he would not be appointing a vice-captain and added: "What we will do if Adam Murray gets injured or is not in the side through lack of form is choose someone that's available and will do a good job for the side."
Mansfield Town name Adam Murray as club captain for the new season.
chad.co.uk, Monday 8 August 2011
STAGS boss Paul Cox has today named midfielder Adam Murray as the club's captain for the 2011/12 season.
The gutsy midfielder has been integral part of the starting line-up since joining the club from Luton Town last season.
Murray, who is in his third spell at Field Mill, showed his true fighting spirit in last season's FA Trophy final defeat against Darlington when he battled on against injury to give his all for the cause
Boss Paul Cox said: “Murray has done really well in pre-season and has done everything I have asked of him.
“He has been a leader both on the training ground and on the pitch and he deserves to be the captain.
“Adam Murray is one of the best midfielders at this level when he is fully fit and he will do a good job as captain.”
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