Derby day as Stags make one change for Alfreton Town visit

MANSFELD Town were expecting a bumper Bank Holiday 4,000+ crowd for the Boxing Day visit of neighbours Alfreton Town this afternoon.

Home boss Paul Cox made one change, bringing in Ritchie Sutton at right back in place of John Thompson to cope with the expected pace of former Stags winger Nathan Arnold down the left.

Mansfield began the day in eighth place, 14 points off top spot with four games in hand and four points off the play-offs with a game in hand.

STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, Dempster, Geohaghon, Beevers; Briscoe, Howell, Clements, Meikle; Hutchinson, Green. Subs: Thompson, Speight, Rhead, Murray, Stevenson.

ALFRETON: Barnes, Law, Quinn, Brown, Clayton, Bradley, Arnold, Franks, Russell, Tomlinson, Killock. Subs: Taylor, Meadows, Harriott, Wilson, Emerton.

REFEREE: Seb Stocksbridge of County Durham.