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29th September 2014 10:18

Strong team for Scunny clash
mansfieldtown.net, 23rd September 2014

Lambe, McGuire, Heslop, Palmer and Fisher all set to play at Glanford Park.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/strong-team-for-scunny-clash-1936066.aspx#sz1RQmFQtfkwD8zx.99

New signing Reggie Lambe is set to participate in today’s Final Third Development League (East Division) match at Scunthorpe United.

The 23-year-old will make the journey to Glanford Park in a squad which also includes midfielders Jamie McGuire and Simon Heslop, and frontmen Ollie Palmer and Alex Fisher.

An un-named trialist will also be in our squad.

Assistant manager Adam Murray said: “We’ve got a few lads who haven’t had much game-time over the last couple of weeks and lads that need their fitness [levels] topping up a bit, so it’ll be a fairly strong side for us.

“There are a couple of youth team lads who’ll be in there, but I think we’ve got six or seven of the first team boys, maybe more, going up. It’ll be a tough game, but good to get some competitive minutes into the lads.”

He added: “We’re also having a look at one trialist, just to run our eyes over him in a game and see how he stands up.”

Meanwhile, in injury news, playmaker Chris Clements, who limped out of Saturday’s victory over Carlisle United, could be out of action for up to four weeks.

You can keep updated with today’s second-string match at Scunthorpe United by following us on Twitter (@MansfieldTownFC). We’ll also have a match report on http://www.mansfieldtown.net.


Murray dismisses Tamworth speculation
mansfieldtown.net, 23rd September 2014

Midfielder/assistant boss happy at One Call Stadium.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/murray-dismisses-tamworth-speculation-1935977.aspx#jjJbgMDp5q0SHQpw.99

Midfielder/assistant boss Adam Murray has moved to dismiss speculation linking him with the currently managerial vacancy at Conference North club Tamworth.

The Lambs, who recently dispensed with the services of Dale Belford, currently occupy 19th position in the division, having won just one of their first 10 matches this term.

“There’s no substance [behind the story] as far as I’m concerned,” said Murray. “It’s one of them things where [speculation] happens.

“As with anything in football, it’s always nice to be linked with things and people seeing that you’re doing a half-decent job at what you’re doing, but I’m more than happy here."

He added: “I’m very happy working alongside the gaffer [Paul Cox] and I feel that we’re moving forward at the minute.”

A full interview with Adam Murray will be available on Stags Player later this morning. To subscribe, click here.


Murray dismisses Tamworth job link
chad.co.uk, 23 September 2014

Stags skipper and assistant manager Adam Murray said he is happy at One Call Stadium, though flattered to be linked with the vacant Tamworth manager’s post.


Murray’s name has been mentioned as a candidate at the Lamb Ground after Dale Belford quit the Conference North strugglers last week.

But Murray today dismissed the link, saying: “There’s no substance behind the story as far as I am concerned.

“It’s one of those things, it happens in football. But it’s always nice to be linked with things.

“It means someone can see I am doing a half-decent job. But I am more than happy here working alongside the gaffer and I feel we are moving forward at the minute. I am also enjoying playing.”

Mansfield will send a strong side to Scunthorpe United this afternoon (2pm) as they kick off their Final Third Development League (East Division) campaign.

The Stags finished as runners-up in this division last season.

“A strong side will be going up there with six or seven first team players,” said Murray. “There are a few lads who’ve not had much game time over the last couple of weeks and need their fitness topping up with a proper, competitive game.

“There will also be a couple of youth team boys and probably one trialist for us to cast an eye over and see how he performs in a game situation.”

Stags midfielder Chris Clements had a hamstring tear that could rule him out for up to a month.

“Chris had a scan yesterday and it showed a grade one tear which wasn’t as bad as we first thought,” said Murray. “Depending on his healing, he could be up to four weeks, and knowing Chris and the treatment he will be getting from the physio, we expect he will be sooner than later.”



NLP, 22nd September 2014
Tamworth chairman Bob Andrews has spoken of receiving a "good number" of applicants with Leamington boss Paul Holleran, Mansfield player-assistant Adam Murray, Hednesford's Rob Smith and King's Lynn manager Gary Setchell all linked.

Tamworth FC: 'Good number of applications for manager job'
Tamworth Herald, September 19, 2014, By Matt Panter

Tamworth chairman Bob Andrews says the club are sifting through a 'good number' of applications as they begin the process of finding a manager to replace Dale Belford.

Read more: http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Tamworth-FC-Manager-Update/story-22946044-detail/story.html?#ixzz3E2MXQk8z

Andrews expects more CVs to drop on the doorstep at The Lamb in the next 48 hours.

But he insists Tamworth have not spoken to anyone about the vacancy as yet.

Hednesford's Rob Smith is the latest name to have been linked with the job while Adam Murray, Gary Setchell and former boss Darron Gee have also been touted as possible replacements.

Rushall boss Richard Sneekes and former manager Marcus Law are not under consideration.

Andrews said: "It's still very early days in the process.

"We have received a number of applications since Dale's departure, the usual mix that you tend to get.

"We haven't spoken to anyone yet and we are still waiting for more to come in over the next couple of days. We will see what else comes in.

"We will be looking to make a decision as soon as possible but, at the same time, you can't rush these things."


comment, by Martin Shaw, Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:28am
Murray is magnificent as our captain fantastic. Whilst I've no doubt that he will make a fine manager one day, it would be a great shame for him to drop down to Conf North whilst he is still playing so well in the Football League and he's still only 32



Tamworth FC's new boss is ex-Wrexham manager Andy Morrell
By Tamworth Herald, September 23, 2014, By Matt Panter

Tamworth FC have appointed former Wrexham player manager Andy Morrell as their new boss.

Read more: http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Tamworth-manager/story-22967018-detail/story.html?#ixzz3EBJHWCvw

Morrell is currently being unveiled to supporters and players at the Lamb Ground.

Morrell led Wrexham from 2011-14, leading Wrexham to the play-offs in 2012, losing in the semi-finals to Luton.

In 2013, Morrell led his Wrexham team to Wembley on two occasions.

they were victorious in their first game - the FA Trophy final against Grimsby Town FC, which they won on penalties.

The second Wembley occasion was the Conference Play Off Final where they were beaten by fellow Welsh side Newport County 2-0.



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