Alfie Potter made his full debut for Mansfield Town today as the Stags targeted a place in the play-off spots against struggling visitors Hartlepool United.
Potter’s inclusion in the midfield in place of CJ Hamilton was the only change to a side that had been unchanged for three games and won all three of them in the current run of seven League games unbeaten.
Hamilton was rested to the bench after a run of games under boss Steve Evans.
Visitors Hartlepool included former Stags winger Nathan Thomas, back after injury.
They also included ex-Stags loanee defender Kavanagh.
STAGS: Kean, White, Bennett, Pearce, Benning, Collins, Whiteman, Byrom, Potter, Coulthirst, Rose. Subs: Shearer, Green, Baxendale, Arquin, MacDonald, Hamilton, McGuire.
HARTLEPOOL: Bartlett, Featherstone, Bates, Thomas, Walker, Amond, Nelson, Harrison, Rooney, Donnelly, Kavanagh. Subs: Fryer, Oates, Woods, Alessandra, Hawkins, Smith, Richardson.
REFEREE: Andrew Madley of West Yorkshire.