With Callum Elder missing out at left back with concussion, his place was taken by Lee Beevers, and Ricky Ravenhill took over the holding role in central midfield from Jamie McGuire.
Terry Hawkridge took over from Reggie Lambe on the wing as Lambe served a one-game ban for his dismissal on Tuesday night.
CAMBRIDGE: Dunn, Ball, Coulson, Nelson, Dunk, Champion, Morrissey, Donaldson, Kaikai, Slew, Elliott. Subs: Norris, Tait, G. Taylor, Hunt, Mendez-Laing, Simpson, Bird.
STAGS: Studer; Sutton, Tafazolli, Raynes, Beevers; Ravenhill, Clements, Thomas; Hawkridge, Oliver, Brown. Subs: Pidgeley, Rhead, Hearn, Bingham, McGuire, Marsden, Fitzpatrick.
REFEREE: Kevin Wright of Cambridgeshire.