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Forward impressed by Stags’ setup

5 February 2022

Mansfield Town’s deadline day addition Jamie Murphy says he is impressed by Stags’ training facilities as he joins on loan from Hibernian until the end of the season.

A former Scottish international, Murphy arrives with great pedigree having played in higher divisions throughout his career.

Speaking to iFollow Stags, the forward said: “It’s brilliant [here]. I was really surprised with the training ground and stuff like that.

“They are brand-new, great facilities, there’s everything you need here to be a good player.

“There was a lot [that attracted Murphy to join the Stags].

“The club is very forward thinking; they want to progress.”

Murphy joins up with Stags’ boss Nigel Clough, a man he has worked under twice before at Sheffield United and Burton.

“Obviously, having worked with the manager before I knew what he wants and [I’m excited] for the opportunity to come down [to England] and have a new challenge,” said the forward.

“He’s good. He’s very fair. If you work hard for him then he’ll work hard for you on and off the pitch.

“You want to repay him. You want to repay all the staff because they’re all great, hopefully I can do that.”

After training with the squad for the first time this week, Murphy gave his first impressions on the Stags’ squad.

“There’s a lot of talent in there, people who work hard and people that are good on the ball.

“Hopefully I can try and help the club achieve what they want to achieve.”

The new recruit admits he will let supporters make their own judgements on his qualities.

“That’s for other people to judge,” said Murphy.

“I’ll go out there and try to do my best, hopefully that’s good enough.

“There is no secret to it, you work hard and try to enjoy your football and usually performances come.

“Obviously, I’ve never played here [at this level] before.

“I’ve played in every other league it seems in the UK but I’m not really looking at the other teams, I’m looking at our team and what we can do.

“Hopefully we’ll go on and win some games.”

The versatile performer is happy to play in any position required to help the club achieve success.

“It’s [playing in numerous positions] something I’ve done throughout my career.

“I can play up front, wide left and play number ten so I’m sure the manager will know where to put me.”

Mansfield’s new number seven hopes to continue the impressive form that the squad has enjoyed.

“It’s always easier [to join a club doing well].

“If you’re coming into a team and they’ve not won in ten then it’s obviously going to be difficult.

“There’s confidence there from [first impressions] coming into the changing room and hopefully that stay.

“We’ve obviously been doing well and are on a good run.

“Hopefully we can keep it going.”

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