Consistency the key, says Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray

Adam Murray.
Adam Murray.

Adam Murray thinks his Mansfield Town team have as good a chance of success as any side of in a wide open League Two this season if they can find some measure of consistency.

Stags sit eighth with six points from nine games ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Crawley Town and Murray said: “We said this at the start that it was going to be tighter than last year but also tougher than last year.

“I think there are going to be a larger group of teams that are capable of competing at the top. I think it’s shown already that this season is going to be one in which anyone can beat anyone on any given day.

“It will be the team that’s the most consistent and the team that grinds out results when it’s having an off day. That’s going to be the difference in this league this season. I believe any team can go anywhere and win anywhere.

“So we are going to have to make sure we get that consistency and when things aren’t quite kicking into place, we take points.

“We were really disappointed we didn’t do that at Accrington. We should have got something out of that game but we failed to do so.

“To be sitting here and only having lost one League game at the minute we are happy, but we believe, and this is probably a bit arrogant, that we should be in the top four.”