Stags draft in two trialists to face Tigers


Mansfield Town began tonight’s home pre-season friendly with Premier League Hull City with an unnamed trialist in the side and another on the bench.

The game was expected to start in high temperatures after a day on which the mercury rose over 30 degrees for the hottest day of the year so far.

Hull boss Steve Bruce began the evening with an on-pitch TV interview after informal talks about taking over the vacant England job.

Despite a handful of injuries, he still named a strong side to take on the Stags.

Starting line-ups were:

STAGS: Jensen, Bennett, Collins, Pearce, Chapman, Hoban, Baxendale, Hurst, Mitch Rose, CJ Hamilton, Trialist.

HULL: Kuciak, Robertson, Davies, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Clucas, Maloney, Diame, Dawson, Luer, Elmohamdey.

REFEREE: Darren England.