Mansfield striker Ross Dyer awaits news on knee injury on Stags head north to Gateshead

Stags v Newport
Stags v Newport

MANSFIELD TOWN manager Paul Cox is expected to find out later today the full extent of Ross Dyer’s suspected knee injury.

The Stags striker is set for a spell on the sidelines after he was carried off on a stretcher during the first half of Saturday’s 4-3 defeat to Newport County at One Call Stadium.

“Ross went for a scan yesterday and we are awaiting news which will tell us more about his injury,” said Cox.

“It looks more like he has suffered ligament damage rather than a cruciate injury, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

“Everyone at the club has their fingers crossed and we’re all hoping things aren’t as bad as first feared.”

Dyer has been a key player for the Stags since his arrival from Forest Green Rovers in June 2011. The 24-year-old scored nine goals from 48 appearances last season.

Tonight Mansfield make the long journey north to Gateshead to try to quickly bounce back from that shock opening defeat.

But The Heed will be no pushovers, having given Luton Town a run for their money on Saturday, leading 2-0 at one stage before having to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Full report at www.chad.co.uk after the game and in tomorrow’s Chad newspaper.