Seven changes for injury-hit Stags against Lincoln

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INJURY-hit Mansfield Town saw seven changes for tonight’s home clash with David Holdsworth’s Lincoln City.

That included a debut for on-loan Notts County youngster Liam Mitchell in goal and a surprise return for injured midfielder Gary Roberts.

Also in came John Dempster, back from a loan spell at Tamworth, Ryan Tafazolli, Andy Todd, Matt Rhead and Colin Daniel.

Out went injured trio John Thompson, Exodus Geohaghon and Anthony Howell plus keeper Shane Redmond, George Pilkington, Lindon Meikle, and new boy Solomon Taiwo, the latter trio all on the bench.

Lincoln included ex-Stags Adam Smith and Colin Larkin with Gary Mills on their bench.

STAGS: Mitchell; Sutton, Dempster, Tafazolli, Daniel; Roberts, Murray, Todd; Speight; Green, Rhead. Subs: Pilkington, Meikle, Briscoe, Stevenson, Taiwo.

LINCOLN: Farman, Boyce, Smith, Taylor, Gray, Nicolau, Bore, Miller, Gilbert, Larkin, Fofana. Subs: Robson, Mills, Sheridan, Turner, Robinson.

REFEREE: Karl Evans of Wigan.