Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray took a major gamble as he pitched in all five of his new signings into a completely new-look side showing seven changes for today’s tough trip to second-placed Burton Albion.
Adam Smith, Ricky Ravenhill, Callum Elder, Billy Kee and Michael Raynes all made debuts and Reggie Lambe and Chris Clements came into the side.
Ryan Tafazolli missed out with a reported virus.
BURTON: McLaughlin, Edwards, Moushino, Taft, Weir, Beavon, Blyth, McRory, Lenihan, Palmer, Maynard. Subs: Shearer, Sharps, L. Bell, Akins, McGurk, Harness, Maletic.
STAGS: Smith; Sutton, Raynes, Riley, Elder; Lambe, Clements, Ravenhill, Brown; Oliver, Kee. Subs: Studer, F. Bell, Rhead, McGuire, Heslop, Beevers, Fletcher.
REFEREE: Andy Haines of Tyne and Wear.