Skipper Nicky Hunt ruled out as Mansfield Town take on Hartlepool United

Nicky Hunt - Pic By James Williamson
Nicky Hunt - Pic By James Williamson

Mansfield Town revealed skipper Nicky Hunt will miss the next two months with a hamstring injury ahead of today’s home clash with Hartlepool United.

Adam Chapman took over the captain’s armband today.

The side showed four changes from the team beaten 2-0 in the FA Cup replay at Oldham in midweek with Brian Jensen back in goal on place of Scott Shearer, Mitch Rose taking over at right back in place of Lee Collins, and in midfield Chris Clements replacing Jamie McGuire, Craig Westcarr for Jack Thomas and Reggie Lambe for Matty Blair.

United included ex-Stags striker Rakish Bingham in their starting line-up.

STAGS: Jensen, Rose, Pearce, Chapman (C), Clements, Green, Westcarr, N. Thomas, Tafazolli, Lambe, Adams. Subs: Shearer, Collins, J. Thomas, Fitzpatrick, Blair, Yussuf, McGuire.

HARTLEPOOL: Carson, Magnay, Carroll, Harrison, Bates, Bingham, Oyenuga, Jackson, Gray, Mandron, Naismith. Subs: Walker, Bartlett, Oates, Featherstone, Fenwick, Jones, Smith.
REFEREE: David Coote of Nottinghamshire.

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