Stags boss Murray surprised to land Hurst

Stags boss Adam Murray admitted he had even surprised himself by managing to capture the signature of vastly experienced midfielder Kevan Hurst.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 9:16 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:53 pm

Hurst, 30, has a wealth of experience in the Football League and includes Chesterfield, Scunthorpe United and most recently Southend United among his previous clubs.

He was a consistent presence in Southend’s engine room during a fruitful four years at Roots Hall, which included gaining promotion in from League Two in 2015.

But he is now a Mansfield Town player and Murray said “I’m not really sure how I pulled that one off.

“First and foremost we are actually over the moon with the signing.

“It was a big pull to me that Hursty wanted to come and join what we are doing here. He’s been at a very successful club for a few years, which he’d been one of the major parts of.

“When they got promoted he was the highest in assists in the league and chipped in with a lot of goals. Already we have seen the quality he’s got – and what a great bloke.

“He’s a proper man. He’s another big character. He is a leader with great communication within the group.

“So how we’ve got him I’m not quite sure. But it’s certainly a coup and I’m sure if he does what he is capable of, I think at this level he is probably one of the best around in that position. Kevin will play a big part this season.”