Date: 27th March 2015 at 5:10pm
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Manager Adam Murray has said our game this weekend against York City is the biggest game yet and he’s called on the fans to create a vociferous atmosphere to help get the players over the line.

A win this weekend could see Mansfield climb ten points above our opposition in the League Two table with just seven games remaining in the season, but a defeat of course would close the gap to only four points.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, the gaffer said it’s a match that everybody should be relishing.

‘I can`t wait to be honest. The boys have got a real fire in their belly about Saturday`s game. We were disappointed with our result on the Saturday just gone and we want to put that right again. Every time we`ve had to react, we have done so. It`s one of those games where for the first time I`ll give you the line of ‘it`s a six-pointer` because it`s a big game. They obviously need to win so they`ve got to come at us and it`ll be a really good game.’

Murray went on to say that we are near that stage of the season now where points matter more than performances and anything of that sort, and this is certainly one of those games for him where it’s win by any cost and if needed, the uglier the better if the game goes that way.

‘It`s interesting speaking to a few players and other clubs that I know and people`s kind of view on the game change. It`s about getting the ball in the box as quickly as you can now and a lot of teams are setting up that way, because points are a necessity. It will be a battle and a war between two teams that are fighting for points and I can`t wait.’

As for the supporters and the role they can play in the game, he goes on to say.

‘We need the crowd to play a part in it. I`d go as far as saying this is probably our biggest game so far this season, so we`ll see, as a football club, what we`re made of. It`s not going to be about 11 players on the pitch or the 18 players in the squad. It`s going to be about how many people we can get through the doors and how much noise they can make. It`ll be interesting to see, when you look at all the clubs below us at the minute, and they`re all doing rallying cries for supporters, so we`ve got to do the same. It`s a time where with eight games to go, we have to want more than at any other time in recent times. We`ve put ourselves in a great position to achieve what we set out to do three months ago.’

As for team news ahead of the clash, we are without Junior Brown who begins the first of his four game suspension and Reggie Lambe remains on international duty with Bermuda.

Liam Hearn did feature for the reserves in midweek, but the game is probably too soon for him to be rushed back into just yet.

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