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29th August 2012 0:01

Dyer out for the season
mansfieldtown.net, 21st August 2012

Striker Ross Dyer looks set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a cruciate injury.


The 24-year-old was stretchered off during the first half of our opening match against Newport on August 11 after an awkward fall. Since then, results from a scan have shown a tear in his cruciate ligament.

Speaking at this morning's press meeting, assistant manager Adam Murray said: “It's not looking good for Ross. He has a tear in a ligament in his knee. He'll be lucky if he gets back for the season.

“We're gutted for Ross. We have to stick by him now and make sure he gets the best treatment and get him fit as quick as we can.”


Mansfield Town's Ross Dyer ruled out for season after suffering knee ligament injury
chad.co.uk, Tuesday 21 August 2012

STAGS striker Ross Dyer is facing a season on the sidelines after a tearing his knee ligaments in the opening game against Newport


Dyer hit double figures and created many more goals during an impessive first season at The One Call Stadium last season.

Assistant manger Adam Murray said: “It will be a long one for Ross. He will be lucky if he gets back before the end of the season.

“We are gutted for Ross. It was a weird injury and we now have to stand by him during a difficult time.

“It will be a long proccess to get fit again. There will be a lot of rehab ahead.

“The best case scenario is seven months then a time getting his fitness back.”

The injury is likely to further open the door for Matt Rhead, who impressed during a powerful performance at Kidderminster on Saturday.

Said Murray: “Matt was different class on Saturday.

“He is a big part of our what we are doing here. He always gives 100 per cent and is just what Mansfield Town are all about.”


Mansfield Town assistant manager Adam Murray calls on fans to give the team 'strength'
chad.co.uk, Tuesday 21 August 2012

ASSISTANT manager Adam Murray is urging Mansfield Town's fans to give the club their full backing.


The plea follows the recent angry criticism directed at the players and Stags boss Paul Cox after the club lost their first two games of the season with below-par performances.

The frustration was most visible on Saturday when a section of the travelling Mansfield Town fans directed chants of 'You don't know what you're doing' at Cox after striker Matt Green was subbed.

Speaking yesterday Murray said: “The boss has taken a lot of criticism and I find it sad and rather sorry that people are questioning the decisions of the man who has turned this club around. He has put the club on the map.

“After what he did for the club last season, the boss has earned the right to have the trust of the fans.

“The boss was a bit upset by the criticism, but he is a big man and will get on with preparing the team for Saturday.

“I have my opinions and the fans have their opinions, but what we do not want is a them and us mentality. We want the fans to stick with us every step of the way.

“Last season they played a massive part in our success and they were our strength. We want that unity to stay this season.

“After the first two games we made selection decisions for Saturday. We picked a team that could do a job, it was a horses for courses team.

“We went to Kidderminster to steady the ship and we did that. Getting three points is always important and this win gives us a foundation to build on.

“What was also important is the fight and unity, which we showed on Saturday. That is something we lacked in our opening two games.

“To win any football match you have got to first win the battle.”

Stags won the game 3-2 thanks to Matt Green and a brace from Lindon Meikle in a performance which seemed to show that Mansfield were returning back to their best.

Paul Cox opted to make four changes for the game, with Rhead, Sutton, Dempster and Todd all coming into the starting 11.

And it is such squad strength and versatility that Murray believes could prove crucial for Stags over the course of such a long season.

“At times last season the squad just picked itself, but that is not the case now,” said Murray.

“We have excellent competition for places now and can select teams to face different types of opposition.

“We have got a big squad for a reason, it is going to be a long season.

“Every club that gets promoted has got to have a competitive squad. Players know they need to be at their best or they could be dropped from the team.”


Stagsnet sends its best wishes to Ross Dyer for a speedy recovery.


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