Seven changes for Stags in Slough FA Cup tie

MANSFIELD Town made seven changes for this afternoon’s home FA Cup first round tie with minnows Slough Town.

In came Shane Redmond, Ritchie Sutton, Lindon Meikle, Louis Briscoe, Chris Clements, Lee Beevers, and Ben Hutchinson.

Out went Liam Mitchell, Gary Roberts, Andy Todd, Junior Daniel, Matt Rhead, Jake Speight and Ryan Tafazolli.

That left Stags in a 4-2-1-3 formation with Hutchinson playing just in front of Howell and Clements while wingers Meikle and Briscoe flanked Green up front.

Mansfield began the afternoon as massive favourites against one of the two lowest-ranked sides left in the competition.

The game was one of two being refereed by guest officials from Japan.

STAGS: Redmond; Beevers, Dempster, Geohaghon, Sutton; Howell, Clements, Hutchinson; Briscoe, Green, Meikle. Subs: Thompson, Wright, Rhead, Roberts, Todd, Stevenson, Daniel.

SLOUGH TOWN: Warrington, Fraser, Rhone, Brown, Bowden-Haase, Woozley, Burgess, D. Deeney, Burnell, Smith, Swift. Subs: Sonner, Logie, Murphy, A. Deeney, Hawtree, Sinclair, Perkins.

REFEREE: Jumpei Iida of Japan.