Striker-seeking Stags box Paul Cox hopes storms do not wash out Rainworth friendly

Mansfield Town v Sheffield United.

Mansfield Town v Sheffield United.

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Mansfield Town will be hoping the thunderstorms subside to enable them to challenge for their first silverware of the season tonight when they travel to Evo-Stik NPL nighbours Rainworth MW to compete for the inaugural Green Energy Challenge Trophy in a pre-season friendly (7.30).

However, manager Paul Cox looks unlikely to attend as he continues his urgent striker search – and he dismissed rumours of a move by Nottingham Forest to steal his new winger, Sam Clucas (pictured).

There was already standing water on the One Call Stadium pitch this morning when Cox met the press and he said: “Looking at the forecasts and the weather throughout the night, any pitch throughout the country would be a doubt with this kind of rainfall.


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