Mansfield Town likely to name unchanged starting eleven for Kettering Town clash

.Stags v Luton
.Stags v Luton

MANSFIELD Town boss Paul Cox is likely to name and unchanged team for this Saturday’s home tester against Kettering Town.

It would be the second time in a row that the Stags gaffer has kept his faith in the same starting eleven, who performed so impressivingly during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Luton Town.

But midfielder Paul Bolland and defender Ritchie Sutton could be set for a place on the bench following returns from injury.

Said Cox: “There is not much wrong wtih the side at the moment and I don’t see many changes if any.

“I want the team to gel and bond together and that cannot happen if changes are being made every game.

“We have seen a progressive improvement in our performances over the last two games.

“The successful teams are built on continuity and I am a believer that if it’s not broke then don’t fix it.

Stags go into the fixture lookin for their first three point haul of the season after picking up just three points from their opening four fixtures - despite a string of solid displays.

Kettering, with four points from their four matches, head to Field Mill looking to prove a point after they were hammed 5-1 at home to York City in midweek.

But Cox says he is not focusing on what the Northamptonshire side will bring to the game.

“I want to concentrate on us and what we do good and what we do that is not so good,”he said.

“If the lads really start to believe in themselves then they can affect this league in the way we all want.

“We have to go into Saturday’s game in the same mindset as we did against Luton.

“We are not a bad side and if we keep playing in the way we have done then we cannot keep drawing. The wins will soon come.”