MANSFIELD Town manager Billy Dearden went for an attacking formation ahead of tonight's clash against table topping Milton Keynes.
He went for broke with a 4-3-3 line-up, with Dan Martin at left back, Sean McAllister as the central holding midfielder flanked by Lee Bell and Stephen Dawson.
Up front Michael Boulding played down the centre with Matt Hamshaw on the right and Simon Brown, making his first start of the season, on the left offering width.
John McAliskey and Gareth Jelleyman failed to shake off injuries to start, though McAliskey was named as a substitute.
MANSFIELD TOWN: Muggleton, Mullins, John-Baptiste, Buxton, Martin; Dawson, McAllister, Bell; hamshaw, Boulding, Brown. Subs: White, McAliskey, Arnold, Kitche, Holmes.