Stags lose Dempster for Telford clash

MANSFIELD Town were forced into a change in the centre of defence for today’s home clash with bottom side AFC Telford.

John Dempster failed to recover from an ankle ligaments injury picked up in midweek and was replaced at centre half by Ritchie Sutton.

There were also two changes on the bench with a return to the 16 for big defender Exodus Geohaghon and back in from the cold was forgotten man Jamie Tolley, not involved in the 16 since Gateshead away back in August.

STAGS: Marriott; Beevers, Sutton, Jones, Jennings; Murray, Clements, Stevenson; Briscoe, Green, Daniel. Subs: Meikle, Wright, Rhead, Tolley, Geohaghon.

AFC TELFORD: Young, Salmon, Valentine, Craney, Trainer, Jones, Reid, Ford, Watson, Rose, Henry. Subs: Graham, Smith, Leslie, Taylor, Rodney.

REFEREE: Charles Breakspear of Walton-on-Thames.