Five changes for Stags for St Albans cup tie

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox made five changes for today’s potential FA Cup first round banana skin at Southern League Premier League St Albans City.

Stags were well beaten 3-0 at Southend last weekend and from that game, James Alabi and Lee Beevers were suspended, Ben Hutchinson was out injured and Calvin Andrew and Jack Blake were left out.

Sam Clucas and Anthony Howell came back into the midfield with James Jennings returning to the back four and Lee Stevenson was brought in to play in the hole behind the returning Ollie Palmer.

ST ALBANS: Bastock, Hall, Chappell, Marwa, Kaloczi, Locke, Graham, Comley, Frendo, Nwokeji, Keenleyside. Subs: Henry, Taylor, Bailey, Green, Watters, Georgiou, Coulton.

STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, McCombe, Pilkington, Jennings; Clucas, McGuire, Howell, Daniel; Stevenson, Palmer. Subs: Rhead, Meikle, Andrew, Black, Murtagh, Poku, Deakin.

REFEREE: Mark Heywood of Northwich.