Boss reflects on 'fair' draw with Cheltenham Town.
Manager Adam Murray was happy with how our team fought back to earn a valuable point in today’s 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road in Sky Bet League Two.
Substitute Billy Kee was the Stags’ goalscorer – cancelling out an effort by Wes Burns just after the re-start.
The result means we are now eight points above the relegation zone, with 11 games of the season left to play.
“On the balance of things it’s a massive point for us,” said Murray.
“In the bigger picture, if you draw your away games and win your home games, you’ll get promoted, so it’s not a bad knack to have.
“We’ve ground out another result and I think it was a fair point for both teams.”
He continued: “I’m a little bit wary on saying anything this season with regards to turning corners because there have been that many ups and downs.
“Sometimes, you’re out of the woods, whether it’s injuries, performances or results, then all of a sudden you get kicked in the backside.
“We’ve improved the results and the points in take, but there’s still a lot of work to do and we want to put more points on the board.”
Today’s result at Whaddon Road means our team have the same amount of points which they had at this stage last season.
“I’m about the ‘here and now’ at the minute. I’ve got no interest in last season. I’ve got no interest in next season – and it’s about making sure we keep our focus, keeping up the levels of performance and keeping the levels of concentration as high as we possibly can,” added Murray.
“Are we on the right tracks? Yes. Is the group positive? Yes. But we all know that with this league this season, if you take your eye off the ball, the goalposts get moved again.
“So it’s a great point today, a great few weeks, but the hard work starts again.”