MURRAY PREVIEWS CLIPSTONE AND CARLTON
Boss hopes for good support at weekend
mansfieldtown.net, 7th July 2016
Our manager Adam Murray has encouraged supporters to attend both of the Stags' matches against local non-league sides Clipstone and Carlton Town this Saturday, 09 July.
Two different Stags' teams will travel to the Worksop Van Hire Stadium and The Bill Stokeld Stadium as we continue our pre-season schedule following our 2-0 victory over Rainworth Miners Welfare last weekend.
And although the manager hasn't yet finalised which players will be travelling to which fixture, the Stags' chief would like as many fans as possible to attend both fixtures.
"Obviously we want to try and let our fans know what strength the teams are going to be at both games, we don’t want people wasting their time," said Murray.
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"But obviously if you’ve got a free Saturday try and get to both because what we’re going to try and do is split the first team players into both games.
"For exact personnel who’s going to the exact games, I’m not 100 percent sure yet. We’ll look at the lads’ ‘loads’ that they’ve had over the last nine days and see what game will suit what players so we’re going to try and balance it out as much as we can, but like I say, if you’ve got a spare day - get to both."
Murray also revealed that he has been impressed by the players' work ethic during pre-season training and he currently has no injury worries.
"Everyone’s trained this week, we’ve had a real good week this week.
"[The] intensity’s gone up, the volume of training’s gone up, we’ve been on triple sessions this week. [The] first one [has been] starting at 9 o’clock in the morning and the boys have been putting in a good shift so everyone’s trained and nobody’s missed anything this week, so we’re in good shape."
The match against Clipstone will kick off at 12pm at The Worksop Van Hire Stadium, whilst the Carlton clash will get underway at 4pm at The Bill Stokeld Stadium.
Alternatively, supporters can take advantage of the Beer, Cider and Sausage Festival which will be taking place at Carlton Town from 12pm on Saturday.
Nottingham Brewery Sausages have revealed that tomato and basil, apple and herb, lamb and mint and Toulouse sausages will be amongst the range of sausages available to try on the day, as well as an array of real ales and ciders, produced in the local area.
The address for supporters wishing to attend the match against Clipstone (12pm kick-off) is as follows:
The Worksop Van Hire Stadium,
Admission prices for the fixture are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions, whilst those aged six and under will be permitted free of charge. Payment can be made in cash via the turnstiles at The Worksop Van Hire Stadium.
Supporters are advised to arrive early as long queues are expected.
Parking spaces are available in the club car park, however these are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If the car park becomes full, supporters will be required to park their vehicles on the side of the road, outside the ground.
A BBQ will be available from 11am, serving a range of different snacks and drinks.
Following the conclusion of the match in Clipstone, the club's attention will turn to Carlton Town, where the second game of the day will begin.
The address for our match against Carlton (4pm kick-off) is as follows:
The Bill Stokeld Stadium
Supporters can enjoy the Beer, Cider and Sausage Festival from 12pm on Saturday and entry is FREE for everyone, before 2.30pm and after 5pm.
During the hours of 2.30pm and 5pm, admission prices are as follows: £6 adults, £4 concessions, £2 children.
Car parking is available at the ground, both in their main car park and the overflow, which are both FREE of charge.
If the car parks become full, supporters can park their vehicles on Emerys Road, which is just off Stoke Lane. Please note, there is a 'bus plug' from one end of Emerys Road, so access can only be gained from the Burton Road end.
Live text coverage of both matches will be available for supporters to view on our MATCHDAY LIVE thread on mansfieldtown.net, the Stags Wall and on our official twitter feed @mansfieldtownfc.
For more information, please call us on 01623 482 482.
PREVIEW: Fully fit Stags squad split between friendlies
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Thursday 07 July 2016
Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray confirmed he would be splitting his first team squad in two for Saturday’s double friendly fixtures at Clipstone and Carlton Town.
The sides will be supplemented by U21 and youth players to give everyone an outing.
Stags will send a side to neighbouring NCEL Premier Division Clipstone’s 1,000-capacity Worksop Van Hire Stadium for a noon kick-off before a second side take on Evo-Stik NPL Division One South Carlton Town at their 1,500-capacity Bill Stokeld Stadium at 4pm.
“We are in that planning and preparation for those games today,” said Murray.
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“Obviously we want to try to let our fans know what strength the team is going to be at both games.
“We don’t want people wasting their time, but obviously if you’ve got a free Saturday try to get to both as what we are going to try to do is split the first team players into both games.
“For exact personnel of who is playing in which game I am not 100 per cent sure yet. We will look at the lads’ loads that they’ve had over the last nine days and see what game will suit what players.
“So we’re going to try to balance it out as much as we can. But like I say, if you’ve got a spare day then get to both.”
Defenders George Taft and Lee Collins missed out on last weekend’s opening 2-0 win at Rainworth MW with slight knocks but are now back into a fully fit squad.
“Everyone has trained this week and we’ve had a really good week,” said Murray. “The intensity has gone up and the volume of training has gone up.
“We’ve gone onto triple sessions this week, the first starting at 9am, and the boys have been putting in a good shift. No one has missed anything, so we are all in good shape.”
Murray was delighted with how training has gone so far.
“It’s been slightly different to last year,” he said. “We have probably upped the physical work a little bit.
“Even though we were very fit last year I still think we can improve in that area and because we haven’t got as many new players, the tactical information hasn’t been as intense.
“If you ask the lads they might tell you different as they’ve heard a lot of my voice.
“Same as last year we’ve gone straight into the games early doors. “There’s been a lot of shape work and tactical stuff in the early part as, like we showed last year, if we can get the boys with a good understanding of what we want and of each other, it gives you a better chance of being organised and disciplined within the games.”
He added: “There is a lot of work going in already. We’ve got a month until the season starts and three weeks before the week of preparation for Newport.
“So we are in a good place and looking forward to the season. The boys are very confident and there is a good feeling around the camp.
“The new boys have come in and slotted in as we expected. So it’s all good in the hood.”
For fans heading to Carlton, drive down the A60 to Arnold and turn right at the Vale Hotel onto Thackerays Lane.
Proceed to the roundabout and take the third exit on to Arno Vale Road. Go through the traffic lights to the top of the hill and continue straight on at next lights onto Arnold Lane.
Continue past the golf course, the old Gedling Colliery and church to a mini roundabout. Continue straight on to the old junction with A612 (Southwell).
You must turn right here and at the next set of lights turn left and follow the loop road to the next junction.
Take a left turn onto the new A612 Gedling By-Pass and follow to the next set of traffic lights at Severn Trent Works.
Turn left onto Stoke Lane. Entrance to Carlton Town FC is immediately on your right. The ground can only be accessed via this new Gedling By Pass Road.
The bonus for fans going to this game is that Carlton Town are also staging their Beer, Cider, Sausage and Music Festival at the same time.
No replacement for cancelled Stags friendly
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas
Mansfield Town will not be replacing the cancelled Blackburn Rovers pre-season friendly.
Boss Adam Murray said he is content with the games still to come with the option of a behind-closed-doors friendly or two if needed.
Stags were due to face Championship club Blackburn on Tuesday, July 26 only to have the game cancelled when the sides drew each other in the EFL Cup two weeks afterwards.
“It won’t be anything that will be an official game now,” said Murray.
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“Obviously Blackburn are running scared of us as they cut the game!
“We understood why they wanted the game called off.
“Now we might throw in a behind-closed-doors game, possibly next week, just to work on our shape more than anything.
“But we are happy with the games we’ve got. We have two games on Saturday, we’ve got the Alfreton and Worksop games that will give us different tests, and then we’ve got the games here. So overall, we’re happy.
“We might throw a couple in just to get the minute banks up on a couple of the players.
“But the training ground work at the moment is just as important and the game is not really a major loss for us.”
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