Praise has been lavished on Worksop Town by Mansfield chief Adam Murray.
Murray was speaking after watching his League Two side defeat the Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday evening.
Despite the emphatic scoreline, Murray, who enjoyed a loan spell at Sandy Lane late on in his playing career, waxed lyrical about Worksop’s mantra and says manager Mark Shaw’s philosophy is ‘spot on.’
He told the Guardian: “The way Mark (Shaw) wants his teams to play is spot on.
“I thought Worksop were exceptional to be honest.
“I really enjoyed my time here and I was saying before the game to our coaches, that as late as it was in my career, it was some of the best times I’ve had.
“The way they play and the energy they showed caused us plenty of problems.
“It’s nice to come up against that rawness in opposition.
“They weren’t scared to come and press us high and they put us under a lot of pressure,
“I always know what Mark’s teams are going to be like and as I say, they put us under a lot of pressure.
“His teams are always going to get it down and play, so credit to him.”
Murray was also full of praise for Tigers’ boss Shaw.
He added: “He’s top-drawer at what he does.
“There won’t be many teams we come up against in League Two that try and play that much football.”