Mansfield Town elect not to risk starting Ryan Tafazolli with slight injury against York City

Mansfield Town's Ryan Tafazolli.
Mansfield Town's Ryan Tafazolli.

Mansfield Town centre half Ryan Tafazolli was dropped to the bench with a slight knock for today’s visit of struggling York City.

Boss Adam Murray decided he couldn’t risk starting Tafazolli today.

Mitch Rose was moved across to right back and Lee Collins into the centre of defence.

Back in the side was Craig Westcarr to play just behind lone striker Matt Green.

York, who ended a run of nine straight defeats with their win over Morecambe just before Christmas, included former Stags striker Vadaine Oliver.

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

YORK CITY: Flinders, Ilesanmi, Berrett, Nolan, Summerfield, Oliver, Penn, Winfield, Boyle, Fewster, Galbraith. Subs: Ingham, Carson, Straker, Swan, Godfrey, McEvoy, Kitching.
REFEREE: Darren Handley of Lancashire.

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