Thursday 10th May, 2012 - Mansfield Town
Stags Skipper Says It's Time To Look Forward
Adam Murray has been speaking for the first time since the heartbreak at the hands of York in the play-offs.
The Mansfield Town skipper, who was in tears after the game, has told the club's website that the time for brooding is over.
Murray admits he was in pieces when he spoke to Mansfield 103.2's Dave Rhodes at the final whistle on Monday.
He said: "Emotionally I was just drawn into the game, what was going on and what we needed.
"It was probably one of the toughest situations I have been in, football wise.
"It was, for me, an all-or-nothing situation and after the game it just hit home.
"I don't know if it was the whole occasion or the need to win and knowing I and the boys were giving everything and we just couldn't grasp that carrot we needed.
"I've come off after and my missus asked me if I was a man or a mouse because I'm not normally someone who easily gets upset but, if I'm honest, I'd totally gone."
Murray says, though, the experience can be turned into a positive to make everyone even better next season, adding: "When you can learn from defeat and your mistakes, it becomes your biggest strength.
"If we can take something out of the game, maybe change a few things around and individually people know what they have to do, it can be brilliant for us."