Jack and Nathan Thomas in for Mansfield Town against Accrington Stanley

Nathan Thomas
Nathan Thomas

Mansfield Town brought both Nathan and Jack Thomas into the starting line-up for their first game of 2016 at home to Accrington Stanley today.

Nathan Thomas replaced Matty Blair on the wing while Jack Thomas took over Craig Westcarr’s role just behind striker Matt Green.

Although suffering with a slight groin strain, Adi Yussuf was named on the bench for a possible late cameo if needed.

Accrington’s defeat at Northampton last time out was their first in eight games.

They included ex-Stags striker Billy Kee up front.

STAGS: Jensen, Rose, Pearce, Collins, Adams, Lambe, Clements, Chapman, Nathan Thomas, Jack Thomas, Green. Subs: Shearer, Beardsley, Westcarr, Tafazolli, Blair, Yussuf, McGuire.

ACCRINGTON: Mooney, Pearson, Davies, Mingoia, Windass, McConville, Crooks, Wright, Conneely, Kee, Halliday. Subs: Etheridge, Barry, Proctor, Gornell, Wakefield, McCartan, Buxton.

REFEREE: Scott Duncan of Northumberland.

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