Mansfield Town give full debuts to Collins and Yussuf at Notts County

Mansfield Town Adi Yussuf
Mansfield Town Adi Yussuf

Striker Adi Yussuf and central defender Neil Collins were both given their first starts for Mansfield Town as two of six changes for tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round clash at neighbours Notts County.

Collins was given the captain’s armband and they were joined in the side by Jamie McGuire, Liam Marsden, Chris Beardsley and Nathan Thomas.

Out for the night went Ryan Tafazolli, Matt Green Reggie Lamb, Chris Clements, Craig Westcarr and Nicky Hunt, though Lambe, Clements and Westcarr were on the five man bench.

The Magpies made three changes on the night.

Stags began the game with the derby bragging rights after a 2-0 League Two win at Meadow Lane less then three weeks ago.

Stags were also boosted by Saturday’s 2-1 win at York City while Notts were shot down 4-1 at Morecambe.

If tonight’s game is all square at 90 minutes, the tie is due to go straight to penalty kicks.

NOTTS COUNTY: Loach, Hollis, Snijders, Campbell, Burke, Swerts, Atkinson, Stead, Audel, Aborah, McLeod. Subs: Smith, Spencer, Jenner, Edwards, Pilkington.
STAGS: Jensen, McGuire, Marsden, Benning, Rose, Pearce, Collins, Chapman, Beardsley, N. Thomas, Yussuf. Subs: J. Thomas, Lambe, Shires, Clements, Westcarr.
REFEREE: Richard Clark of Northumberland.