WITH a watchful eye on Wednesday’s play-off semi-final first leg, Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox made seven changes for today’s final BSBP league match of the season away to a Kidderminster Harriers side still in with a chance of joining them in those play-offs.
Cox went 4-4-1-1 with Matt Rhead up front and Lee Stevenson playing just behind him.
Shane Redmond made his debut in goal and Danny Andrew his full debut at left back with John Thompson making a long-awaited return in the centre of defence.
It was the former Irish international’s first appearance since coming on as a substitute on 217th December at Southport.
There were also midfield outings for Andy Todd and Jon Worthington.
Given a breather were Alan Marriott, Ritchie Sutton, Exodus Geohaghon, Lindon Meikle, Adam Murray, Ross Dyer, and Anthony Howell.
Harriers began the day knowing a win over Stags and defeat for Luton at Fleetwood would see them sneak into the play-offs.
KIDDERMINSTER: Breeden, Vaughan, Williams, Jones, Marshall, Hankin, Vincent, Rowe, Storer, Malbon, Johnson. Subs: Guinan, Byrne, Wright, Lyness, Bradley.
STAGS: Redmond; O’Neill, Riley, Thompson, Andrew; Briscoe, Roberts, Worthington, Todd; Stevenson; Rhead. Subs: Marriott, Hutchinson, Sutton, Green, Meikle.
REFEREE: Jez Simpson of Lancaster.