Stags take legal action against Ilkeston

MANSFIELD Town has confirmed that legal action will be taken against Ilkeston after an incident which led to Stags’ defender John Thompson requiring over 40 stitches to a broken nose.

Thompson (29) was hospitalised after an incident involving Ilkeston’s Gary Ricketts which took place during a friendly match at the New Manor Ground on Wednesday 3rd August.

Fellow defenders Martin Riley and Ritchie Sutton were also taken to hospital following challenges from Ricketts.

After dialogue between the clubs, Mansfield chairman John Radford has since seen the match DVD and has decided to issue legal proceedings.

For more on this story see Wednesday’s Chad.