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video interview with Adam Murray
Murray hopeful of new addition
mansfieldtown.net 14th January 2014
Assistant manager Adam Murray says the management team are working hard to bring in a new striker before Saturday's match at Portsmouth
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Speaking at this morning's press meeting the 32-year-old said: "The quicker we can get somebody in, the better, because obviously that person will need to come into our environment and work with the lads and ourselves [the coaching staff] and understand what we're about. The next time we talk, hopefully we'll have some answers.
"We need someone who can put the ball into the back of the net. The boys are working their socks off up there and we just need something to complement what they are bringing to the side, whether it be a fox in the box, [and] someone with a little bit of pace who can get in behind who can finish off the chances which we're creating."
Discussing recent negotiations with potential targets Murray said: "Like I said last week, there have been a lot of negotiations and talks going on. We have missed out on a couple of bodies for various reasons and we're concentrating now on the irons in the fire. The Gaffer (Paul Cox) was at another game yesterday, running his eye over another player.
"I know it's slow progress at the minute but we're trying to make sure that the people coming into building are the right ones [for us].
In positive news from the treatment table, Murray confirmed that Martin Riley has resumed training following a groin injury, whilst Sam Clucas and Ben Hutchinson are said to be '10 days to two weeks' away from fitness.
The full interview with Adam Murray can be viewed on Stags Player.
Stags miss out, but still hopeful of new striker for the weekend
chad.co.uk 14 January 2014
Mansfield Town are hoping to have a new striker on board before Saturday’s big ‘six-pointer’ at Portsmouth, but the club admitted they have already missed out on some of their targets as the January transfer window approaches halfway.
Nevertheless, Stags continue to speak to players, some will play in an 11 on 11 training game this afternoon, and assistant boss Adam Murray remains hopeful the club will have a new face in for the weekend.
“That is the plan, the quicker the better, too, as we need them to come into our environment, work with the lads and ourselves and understand what we are about,” he said.
“There has been a lot of negotiations and talks going on, but we have missed out on a couple of bodies we were looking at for various reasons. It wouldn’t be right to name names.
“Now we are just concentrating on the other irons we have got in fires.
“The gaffer went off to see another game yesterday to watch a player.
“I know progress is slow, but we have to make sure the people we have coming in are the right ones.
“We are close to one or two deals right now. But, in this game, within an hour you can be a million miles away. It is frustrating. But we are working hard and not sitting round laughing and joking.”
Murray confirmed that a goalscorer was top priority.
“Yes, 1,000 per cent, we need one. Look at the chances we created on Saturday, we need someone who can put them away,” he said.
“We need something to compliment the other boys who will bring something to the side. We need that fox in the box with a bit of pace who can anticipate the area to be in and can finish.
“Someone who can sniff out chances, an out and out goalscorer.”
Murray added that the January shopping list was all about getting in players that can make things happen in the last third of the pitch.
He said: “It’s all about forward areas. We need creativity in the last third and an end product. We need that bit of intelligence, that bit of nous.”
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