Brown surprise as Stags make one change for Bury clash

Junior Brown.

Junior Brown.

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Mansfield Town sprang a surprise this afternoon when ‘injured’ winger Junior Brown was named in the side to face Bury at One Call Stadium.

Manager Adam Murray had said on Thursday that Brown damaged his hamstring at Cheltenham last weekend and was unlikely to figure in either of this week’s home games.

But Brown was named today in a side showing one change with youngster Jack Thomas replacing Simon Heslop in midfield.

Bury gave a debut to Bolton striker Tom Eaves, who they signed on loan last night.

STAGS: Pidgeley, Riley, Tafazolli, Ravenhill, Lambe, Beevers, Thomas, Brown, Oliver, Elder, Clements. Subs: Studer, Sutton, Monakana, Rhead, Bingham, Heslop, Kee.

BURY: Pope, McNulty, Tutte, Etuhu, Adams, Mayor, Hussey, Eaves, Soares, Riley, Cameron. Subs: Jones, Hope, Sedgwick, Lowe, O’Brien, Lainton, Shaw.

REFEREE: Darren Sheldrake of Surrey.