Roberts a surprise miss for Mansfield Town against Conference leaders Fleetwood

There was good and bad news for Stags tonight as they prepared to face leaders Fleetwood at Field Mill.

Skipper Adam Murray returned from injury but Stags announced late that Gary Roberts had amassed 10 bookings and would miss the game through suspension.

Paying the Cod Army the respect of matching them up with a 4-3-3 formation, Stags also gave Jon Worthington his first start since 15th October in a three man central midfield with Louis Briscoe dropping to the bench.

STAGS: Marriott; O’Neill, Geohaghon, Riley, Sutton; Dyer, Worthington, Howell, Murray, Meikle; Green. Subs: Redmond, Briscoe, Rhead, Hutchinson, Andrew.

FLEETWOOD: Davies, Beeley, McNulty, Pond, Brodie, Goodall, Mangan, McGuire, Cavanagh, Fowler, Vardy. Subs: Stephenson, Till, Seddon, Charnock, Rose.

REFEREE: Ross Joyce of Middlesbrough.