Mansfield Town reserves outing for Danny Rose

Mansfield Town's Danny Rose
Mansfield Town's Danny Rose

Mansfield Town striker Danny Rose was given an hour in the reserves today to help sharpen up his match fitness in a 2-0 Central League defeat at neighbours Notts County.

Rose, who is just back from a double jaw fracture, came on for the last half-hour against Cambridge last weekend and it is believed he can play a major part in the last five games of the season with Stags chasing promotion.

The Magpies were ahead after seven minutes when Kion Etete punished a poor Mansfield backpass and Elliott Ward doubled the lead on 26 minutes with a far post header from a corner.

Zayn Hakeem hit the bar for Stags.