Mansfield Town were given a massive boost when striker Matt Green was passed fit from a slight knock for the big local derby at Notts County tonight and came in as one of five changes.
Also restored to the side after the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday were Mitchell Rose, Krystian Pearce and Reggie Lambe.
There was also a debut in goal for summer signing Brian Jensen after Scott Shearer was taken ill.
Also out from midweek went Craig Westcarr, Corbin Shires, Jack Thomas and Chris Beardsley.
NOTTS COUNTY: Carroll, Adams, Bennett, Thompson, Noble, De Silva, Jenner, Stead, Audel, Sprockel, Aborah. Subs: Hollis, Spencer, Snijders, Sharpe, Loach, Campbell, Burke.
MANSFIELD TOWN: Jensen, Benning, Rose, Pearce, Chapman, Clements, Green, N. Thomas, Tafazolli, Hunt, Lambe. Subs: Beardsley, Westcarr, Yussuf, J. Thomas, McGuire, Caton, Marsden.
REFEREE: Tim Robinson of West Sussex.