Mansfield Town suffered a blow this morning when top scorer Sam Clucas was ruled out of this afternoon’s big relegation six-pointer at Northampton Town with illness.
Lindon Meikle and Jamie McGuire were dropped to the bench and in came Lee Stevenson, Anthony Howell and Ollie Palmer.
NORTHAMPTON: Duke, McSweeney, Carter, Sinclair, Hackett, Connell, Diamond, Kouo-Doumbe, Robertson, Ravenhill, Dickenson. Subs: Morris, Lopez, Tozer, Snedker, Deegan, Moyo, Toney. STAGS: Marriott; Tafazolli, Dempster, Riley; Westlake, Murray, Stevenson, Howell, Jennings; Rhead, Palmer. Subs: Briscoe, Dyer, Beevers, Meikle, McGuire, Cain, Daniel. REFEREE: Andy Haines of Tyne & Wear.