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28th October 2013 20:39

League Two: Mansfield's Adam Murray told to train with youth team

Last Updated: October 28, 2013 5:54pm


The Adam Murray saga at Mansfield has taken a further twist, with the midfielder told to train with the youth team.

The relationship between Murray, 32, and Stags boss Paul Cox broke down earlier this month, with the player opting to take a loan spell at Rainworth Miners Welfare.

However, he is now back at Field Mill, only to be told by Cox that he would no longer be allowed to train with the first team.

This has both surprised and annoyed Murray and his agent Gino Culbertson, who confirmed that his client had meetings with both Cox and Town owner John Radford last week in an effort to resolve the situation.

Mansfield agreed Murray's position was now untenable and agreed to negotiate an early settlement to his contract, which runs to June 2015.

Culbertson told Sky Sports: "Through no fault of Adam, he has been told he has no future at the club.

"The latest action by the manager, in conjunction with other things that have gone on behind the scenes, could now be construed as 'constructive dismissal'.

"Accordingly, we will seek the guidance of our legal team.

"I would add that, throughout this unhealthy period Adam has remained dignified, despite the emotional and mental stress he has had to endure.

"Again, I would reiterate through no fault of his own as he has never wanted to leave the club he has been totally committed to.

"Our patience is now fully exhausted and if the club is not willing to agree a fair and reasonable settlement, taking all of the circumstances into account, then we will take whatever action our advisors deem appropriate and the fans and public can see exactly what has been going on since the summer.

"Ideally, Adam wants the matter resolved in the next few days so that he can begin to plan for his future, but that is now entirely up to the club."



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