U21s manager coup for Stags?

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Mansfield Town believe they may have landed a high quality manager for the club’s new U21 side.

“It is virtually sealed and it’s one I am chuffed to bits with,” said boss Adam Murray.

“I think the football club will be very lucky to get the guy we’ve been talking to.

“Demps (John Dempster), Mark (Hawkins) and Steve Hymas have done a lot of interviews with these guys and gone through their CVs and their track records. “And the one we think we’ve got is someone with a history of getting young lads into the first team of clubs. So we are very lucky if it comes off and we are looking forward to that.”

Stags have entered the U21s into the reserves league to give youngsters a better transition from youth to first team football.

Murray recently said he had been shocked by the quality and experience of the applicants for the manager’s role.