Adam Murray made an instant return to the Mansfield Town side - and was handed back his captain’s armband - for this afternoon’s FA Cup round two clash at League One Oldham Athletic.
Murray and manager Paul Cox appear to have settled their differences after falling out earlier in the season when Murray went out on two loan spells.
The midfield ace has then had to prove his fitness this week before being given the nod today.
Also back in the Stags’ midfield in a 4-5-1 formation was Jamie McGuire after completing a three-game ban.
Lindon Meikle was another player given an outing, with Lee Beevers, the injured Chris Clements and Ollie Palmer missing out.
Stags were looking to end a run of four defeats since the first round 8-1 win at St Albans City while the in-form Latics have only lost two in their last 13 games.
OLDHAM: Oxley, Grounds, Tarkowski, Schmeltz, Smith, Rooney, Rodgers, Lanzoni, Dayton, Plummer, Philliskirk. Subs: Brown, Mellor, Clarke-Harris, Winchester, Petrasso, Belezika, Rachubka.
STAGS: Marriott; Westlake, Dempster, Riley, Daniel; Clucas, McGuire, Murray, Howell, Meikle; Dyer. Subs: Rhead, Palmer, Deakin, Hutchinson, Tafazolli, Black, Beevers.
REFEREE: Iain Williamson of Berkshire.