Adam Murray was delighted with results last night’s League Two programme which saw Mansfield Town drop only one place and sides around them with games in hand spill precious points.
Mansfield were one of only two sides without a game last night but ended the night still just two points off the top five and all to play for.
“It was an interesting night – I went to watch Northampton v Wimbledon, which was a good game,” said the Stags manager.
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“Obviously I was watching the scores coming in and it just proved how tight the league is at the minute.
“I think it went really well for us last night. It couldn’t have gone much better really. A few weeks ago people were telling me clubs had three games on us or four games on us.
“But it’s one game now with most of them and we’ve still got to play them all. So it was a good night for us.
“You look at the positions and, though we dropped, we are still only two points off fifth. It’s going to be so close and, as long as we do our business, we’ll be in the mix.
“It’s about belief I’ve watched everyone in this league a number of times now and we are up there with the best. Now the players have to show that.”
Murray saw little to worry him in the Northampton v Wimbledon game, saying: “Watching the game last night between top of the league and a team that’s in the mix with us, me being a bit arrogant, I don’t believe they are any better than us.
“What they’ve had over us is consistency, and our inconsistency, for me, has come with an influx of 15-16 new players. We were always going to have inconsistency in the first season.
“But we’ve set some good platforms to build on and we will become consistent with time.”
Stags are at home to in-form relegation battlers Yeovil Town on Saturday.