Stevenson starts for Stags against Gateshead

MANSFIELD Town have named three changes to their starting line-up for the visit of Gateshead tonight.

Goalscoring midfielder Lee Stevenson has been included at the expense of Paul Bolland as box Paul Cox looks to a new attacking dimension to his side.

On loan defender John Dempster, who came on as substitute against Bath for a brief debut, has been given a full debut at the expense of Luke O’Neill.

Influential captain Adam Murray, who this week signed an extension to his Stags contract, made a return at the expense of Anthony Howell.

Gatesehad, who beat Stags 3-0 back in August, named former Mansfield players Kyle Nix and Jon Shaw in their starting line-up.

STAGS: Marriott, Thompson, Stevenson, Green, Murray, Dyer, Sutton, Meikle, Freeman, Dempster, Verma. Subs not used: Redmond, Briscoe, Bolland, O’Neill, Rodney.

GATESHEAD: Alnwick, Rents, Gate, Curtis, Clark, Turnbull, Shaw, Marwood, Nix, Moore, Henderson. Subs not used: Deasy, Brittain, Fisher, Gillies, Carruthers.