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28th January 2016 22:22

Adams to stay at Notts County
mansfieldtown.net, 20:06 20th January 2016
Notts County will not allow left-back Blair Adams to extend his spell at Mansfield Town, Stags’ boss Adam Murray has revealed this evening.

Adams, 24, had previously stated a desire to prolong his stay at One Call Stadium following a three month loan spell.

Notts have made a U-turn on their initial decision to allow Adams to extend his spell at the Stags, Murray said.

“Blair’s loan finished yesterday, and despite being led to believe over the past couple of weeks that Blair would be able to extend his stay with us, unfortunately Notts County have now decided against this at the last minute,” Murray told mansfieldtown.net.

“As their [Notts County’s] player, they have every right to do this.

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“I understand it has come about because of a mix-up in communication at their [Notts County’s] end, which led to their final decision to keep Blair Adams at Meadow Lane.

“We are obviously very disappointed as Blair was an outstanding performer for us, but like anything in this game, we will move on swiftly.

“This is another challenge which we have to overcome, but this won’t be a problem for us,” he added.


Murray on Adams and later signing Kavanagh, pre-match interview for Luton game on 23Jan2016:



Notts County defender Blair Adams thanks Mansfield Town for helping him restore confidence
Nottingham Post, January 26, 2016

Notts County defender Blair Adams thanked Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray for helping restore his confidence after he was exiled by former boss Ricardo Moniz.

Adams produced an excellent performance in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon, which was his first game for the Magpies since returning from a three-month loan spell with the Stags.

Murray had wanted to sign the defender on a permanent deal, but was gazumped after Notts' new boss Jamie Fullarton wanted to keep Adams at Meadow Lane.

Adams (pictured) said he thought a move to Mansfield had looked odds on at one stage, but now he is back with the Magpies, he said his time at the Stags had been hugely beneficial.

"I was in talks to extend my stay and to be honest I thought I would be going there," he said.

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Notts-County-defender-Blair-Adams-thanks/story-28601357-detail/story.html#ixzz3yZmU6tU1

"But at the last minute, I've ended up coming back for the new manager to have a good look at me in training.

"I must have done something right because he has kept me here.

"I've had a smile on my face which I had lost earlier in the season because it was hard coming in under the previous manager knowing I wouldn't be in the team.

"It was so good to get back in the team because it got rid of a lot of frustration.

"But I would just like to thank Mansfield and Adam Murray because he has been one of the best managers I've worked with.

"He gave me my confidence back and I was enjoying each game.

"I would like to wish them all the best because they were absolutely brilliant with me."

Adams, who arrived from Coventry in 2014 and has made 43 appearances for Notts, is now hoping to finish the season by playing as many games as possible, with the defender out of contract in the summer.

"I just want to keep my place in the team for as long as possible now," said Adams (pictured).

"I've played left wing, and while I can play there and have done plenty of times, I don't think it's my strongest position.

"I played in midfield plenty of times under Shaun Derry last season, but at the moment it's just about playing and enjoying myself.

"Once we get to the summer, then we will see what happens."


Notts County boss Jamie Fullarton impressed by Blair Adams following return from Mansfield Town
Nottingham Post, January 20, 2016

Jamie Fullarton praised Blair Adams' "first class" attitude as the Notts County manager admitted he wants to give the defender a chance to impress.

Adams has been on loan at rivals Mansfield Town for the last three months with the left-back's performances prompting Stags boss Adam Murray to offer the defender a permanent deal.

In an interview on Monday, Murray claimed that Notts have told Adams he is no longer wanted despite the player being keen to stay at Meadow Lane.

But Notts boss Fullarton confirmed there was no imminent move having admitted he has liked what he has seen of the former Coventry defender so far.

"Blair's loan expired this week and having only just walked through the door, I haven't had the opportunity to work with him until these last few days," he said.

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Notts-County-boss-Jamie-Fullarton-impressed/story-28572113-detail/story.html#ixzz3xoLXf7lO

"He's back which will give me a chance to have a look at him like I will do with all the other players.

"I will give him a chance to be part of it. His attitude has been first class and he's shown intent in terms of putting into practice what I am asking.

"It was of a highly professional standard too and I'm looking forward to working with him.

"Where we are at this moment, I've been impressed with everything about him since he came back into the building.

"Mansfield have had contact with us and told us they would like him to join them which is understandable given his performances and how well he has done there.

"But he is a Notts County footballer who I want to work with and give him a different environment as to what he's had before."

Adams played just twice under previous boss Ricardo Moniz this season before being allowed to leave the Magpies.

Since his move to Mansfield to replace the injured Mal Benning, the 24-year-old has excelled and won the supporters' player of the month award for December.

He was one of four players sent out on loan by Moniz with Scot Bennett sent to Newport, Taylor McKenzie dispatched to Wrexham, and Nicky Wroe allowed to join Halifax.

Wroe left the club last week and has since joined Halifax on a deal until the end of the season having been made captain by the Shaymen during his loan spell.

Fullarton cited regular football for Wroe as being key to the decision to let the 30-year-old leave the club where he has made just 12 appearances since signing in the summer of 2014.

"Nicky had the chance to go to Halifax where he has been playing," he said.

"It was beneficial to Nicky to be guaranteed regular football.

"The location also suited where he is based.

"A player of that experience and that age, you have to be respectful to him and his needs so we allowed it to happen."



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