Adam Murray: Mansfield boss still not a fan of EFL Trophy despite progressing

Adam Murray
Adam Murray's Mansfield Town are currently 13th in League Two

Boss Adam Murray says he is still not in favour of the EFL Trophy, despite seeing Mansfield beat Derby's Under-21 side 3-2 to reach the knockout stages.

The Stags were pegged back to 2-2 after Ashley Hemmings and Darius Henderson put them ahead, before Chris Clements scored a late winner on Tuesday.

Murray told BBC Nottingham: "I still don't agree with the principles of it and I'm not sure who it is best for.

"You get a bit of money if you win it, but we want to get promoted."

The Stags go through after they finished second in Northern Group E with two wins from their three matches.

"It's not that we don't want the competition, it's just with a small squad you don't necessarily need the games," Murray added.

"But the boys have done fantastic to come here against a tough Derby side and get the win to go through.

"We will take that. It's a tiny bit of success, why not push on?"

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