Mansfield Town set up Forest friendly for Mellis

Suspended Mansfield Town midfielder Jacob Mellis will top up his fitness in a specially arranged game tomorrow.

Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 11:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 11:22 am
Jacob Mellis.

Mellis completes his three game ban this weekend and manager David Flitcroft said: “We have planned a game on Thursday at Forest.

“It’s been designed so Jacob Mellis can play which gets him some game time and we might have a couple of the younger players there.

“Gibbo may get 75 minutes in that and Jordan Graham may play as well.”

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Mellis was banned by the FA following an investigation into the infamous pre-season friendly brawl with Sheffield Wednesday.

He will be back available again for Tuesday night’s visit of Oldham Athletic.