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Murray apologises to supporters after defeat to York

28 March 2015

Boss bitterly disappointed by performance in home defeat to the Minstermen.

Manager Adam Murray has apologised to supporters following this afternoon’s bitterly disappointing 4-1 defeat to York City at One Call Stadium.

The Minstermen earned three crucial points to edge closer towards us in the Sky Bet League Two table thanks to goals by Shaq Coulthirst (2), Jake Hyde and Keith Lowe.

The result means our team are now also just seven points above second-bottom Tranmere Rovers, whom we still have to face in mid-April, with only seven matches of the season left to play.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Murray said: “It was the lowest point of my twenty-odd games [as manager], gutless, spineless and I’m ashamed to represent that [performance].

“We knew that the wind would play a big part in the first half. It did, but we didn’t do the basics. We didn’t defend set-pieces, didn’t win any battles, didn’t win any races and [the ball] became a hot potato.

“We lacked bravery and didn’t have any possession of the football. It was just [a case of] get rid of it as quick as you can, and we owe people an apology tonight.

“Every single [Mansfield Town] fan that came into the ground deserves an apology, because that wasn’t acceptable.”

He added: “I said three months ago that we lacked massive and vital ingredients and nothing has changed. 

“We had a few wins a few weeks ago, but the bottom line of this hasn’t changed. I said we’ll be in this battle to the last day [of the season] and we will be.”

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