SKIPPER Adam Murray has this week joined Mansfield Town’s lengthening injury list ahead of Saturday’s trip to Cambridge United (3pm).
But manager Paul Cox is confident Murray will make it.
Murray took a nasty kick to the ankle which troubled him last season and on which he had an operation in the summer.
But Cox said: “You know Adam. If it’s not right he will have an injection, put on a plaster cast or be pushed out there in a wheelchair! He will want to play.”
The other major worry is over striker Nick Wright, who played last weekend despite injury, and has not been able to train this week since.
Matt Green came through 45 minutes of last night’s 1-0 reserves win over Gateshead to blow off the cobwebs for his return on Saturday after a three game suspension.
He played up front alongside Ben Hutchinson, who scored the first half winner.
Michael Boeteng and another un-named trialist played the game in bids to win deals with the Stags.
Stags lined up: Mitchell; Beevers, Jones (Boeteng), Tafazolli, Owens; Todd (Stevenson), Clements, trialist, Briscoe; Green (Rhead), Hutchinson.