Four changes for Stags’ freezing finale at Accrington

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Adam Murray made four changes to his Mansfield Town side for today’s final game of the season at Accrington Stanley.

On an unseasonally freezing cold, wet and windy final day of the season, boss Murray left out Matt Rhead, Rakish Bingham and youngster Joe Fitzpatrick while Ritchie Sutton served a one game suspension for his red card against Portsmouth last weekend.

Vadaine Oliver returned at centre forward, Martin Riley, despite not having fully recovered from his hamstring injury, was needed to come in at centre half, Jamie McGuire came into the central midfield holding role and Reggie Lambe returned to the right wing.

Teenage centre half Corbin Shires, who hurt his knee in the reserves in midweek, was on the bench hoping for a debut at some stage.

ACCRINGTON: Davies, Joyce, Jones, Winnard, Windass, Gornell, Mingoia, Hunt, Maguire, Atkinson, Conneely. Subs: Warner, Buxton, McCartan, Naismith, Goulding, Barry, Crooks.


STAGS: Pidgley; Marsden, Riley, Tafazolli, Elder; McGuire, Clements, Thomas; Lambe, Oliver, Brown. Subs: Studer, Rhead, Hearn, Beevers, Bingham, Shires, Fitzpatrick.


REFEREE: Chris Foy of Merseyside.