Murray On Clarkey

October 17, 2015

Excellent article on bright young English coaches.

Bristol Rovers supporters may find the comments from the MTFC manager of interest.

(Jon Lomas writes this illuminating piece for the Hucknall Dispatch.)

Adam Murray and Darrell Clarke go head to head on Saturday.

The Mansfield Town boss said he was happy to see football giving young English coaches a chance.

Murray, who was briefly the youngest manager in the Football League less than a year ago, has made a fine start to his first full season while former Mansfield Town star Clarke has guided Bristol Rovers back into the League at the first attempt and also made a decent start.

“I know Clarkey well and he’s done awesome in what he’s done at Bristol,” said Murray.

“He’s got them out the Conference and they’ve had a super start to the season. He is a young coach, modern, he comes out the box a little bit and he’s not scared to change his formation.

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“So we are expecting a bit of a change in formation from him, and we will combat that. It will be a tough game but we are going into it with confidence. We have some very good strengths in our team and we feel that if we are on it on the day, we can give anybody a game.

“Clarkey is the same – he’s had good times and bad times and he will have learned from them. He has put a very organised, efficient team together and I’ve no doubt that this season they will be successful.”

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