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A happy anniversary for Adam Murray as Mansfield Town rediscover scoring touch

23 November 2015

Adam Murray celebrated a year in charge at Mansfield Town with victory, as the Stags claimed a 3-1 win over Hartlepool United on Saturday.

The 34-year-old took caretaker charge at Field Mill on 21st November last year, with the club sitting 19th in Sky Bet League 2. One year on, Murray's men are sitting among the Play-Off places after 18 games.

Read more: Sky Bet League 2 - Matchday 18 review

“We’re all learning, I’m a year into the job and I’d like to think I’ve brought the club on leaps and bounds," Murray told the club's official site.

"There’s a real togetherness, there’s a real drive to stick together and be successful. Obviously the tactical and the technical side has changed a lot and we’ve moved at a rapid speed."

Prior to Saturday's result, Mansfield had gone five games in all competitions without scoring, and Murray praised strikers Matt Green and Adi Yussuf who found the net at the weekend.

Murray continued: "I know I’ve got goals in my team.

"Everybody builds it up that Matt Green is the only one in the team who can score goals, for five games no one else has scored but nobody’s said anything about that.

“Goals are going to come with Adi, goals are going to come with Greeny, [Craig] Westcarr’s got goals in him, [Chris] Beardsley’s been injured but he’s someone who gives us a different option - he can be the battering ram so the other boys to do the good stuff."

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