No more new faces at Mansfield Town - and few summer departures

Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray.
Picture by Dan Westwell
Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray. Picture by Dan Westwell

Mansfield Town will not bring in any more loan players as they head into the final 12-game run-down of their assault on the League Two play-offs.

Former Stags winger Junior Daniel returned on loan last week from Port Vale, but Murray won’t risk further disrupting the dressing room chemistry for fear of damaging what he has built already.

“We have 12 games and 20-21 players – that’s us for the run-in now,” he said.

“The team spirit is incredible and our bond is incredible.”

He also said there would be few departures at the end of the season.

“The majority of this team will be here next year, so this is about building,” said Murray.

“There will be a few minor tweaks in the summer to make us better. But we are building – if we keep swapping and changing we’re never going to get any consistency.

“A football club needs consistency to get better – and that’s what we’ll do. We’ve shown we are a tight-knit group and a very good group.

“For eight months of building we’ve done very well. I want that to continue for the next couple of years.

“I keep telling everyone we’re going to be successful – and we are. That will come with this group.”