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Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray slams Stags after defeat

18 January 2015

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray labelled his team’s performance as ‘rubbish’ in their loss to Exeter City.

The Stags, who could have hit double figures on another day, were 1-0 down at the break but bagged two goals in 11 minutes in the second half to lead. However, they conceded again before throwing the game away as Martin Riley's terrible back-pass gifted Exeter a penalty winner.

The result leaves the Nottinghamshire club just one point and three places above the relegation zone in Sky Bet League 2.

"That was rubbish," said Murray "We scored two goals at home but defended like an Under-16 team.

"I am fed up with people walking into the dressing room saying sorry. Sorry will get you relegated.

"It has been a common theme over the season - we don't know how to win.

"We got ourselves back in the game then made some absolutely horrendous decisions. You can't allow for that. If people can't do their jobs then they had better get a warm coat.

"You want to defend individuals when you can. But people have to take responsibility.

"It's not good enough. There were some good things today. But I would rather play crap and win.

"It has to turn for us. Nothing has changed. We are in a relegation battle and we have been for four months.

"Look at the goals we've conceded in the last seven games and a high percentage of them have been down to individual errors.  People are not playing through us or tearing us apart. It's just basic mistakes.

"People switch off and go away with the fairies. They ball-watch and wonder what's going on."

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