Stags assistant manager Micky Moore expects a tough test against a rejuvinated Tranmere Rovers tonight.
The Merseysiders sit rock bottom of the Football League following a miserable dip in form which has seen them lose their last five matches.
But Moore believes Tranmere will boast a new belief following the appointment of Micky Adams as the club’s new manager this week.
“Carlisle have won three on the bounce since Keith Curle took over, getting a new manager can really make a difference,” said Moore.
“Tranmere will be a difficult match for us. Micky Adams is an experienced manager who has won this league with Port Vale and he will give them a big boost.
“Tranmere have been on the wrong end of results and decisions, the difference between winning and losing in this league is very fine.
“They may be bottom of the table, but anyone can beat anyone and we are expecting a tough test.”
Mansfield go in to the game looking for their first win since beating Carlisle United 3-2 on 20th September and knowing they will be without latest injury victims Matt Rhead and Ollie Palmer.
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Added Moore: “The injuries have not got any better for us and none of the injured from the weekend are fit for Tranmere, we are going with what we have got.
“There has been discussion between manager and chairman about the possibility of bringing in new faces.
“We may need to add new players, but I am not expecting any before Tranmere.”
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