Strong Mansfield Town reserve side to face Tranmere in cup semi-final

Despite the rush of games that games taken the club to the brink of the BSBP title, Mansfield Town side will still put out a strong reserve side for today’s League Cup semi-final at home to Tranmere Rovers (2pm).

“It would have been easy to give the lads a day off and play the kids,” said Stags boss Paul Cox. “But I am expecting five injuries and three suspensions over the weekend so I have to make sure we are covered for every eventuality.

“All credit to the boys who have not been in the side. They have sat in the stand and cheered the others and that team spirit can’t be bought.”