Three changes as Mansfield Town make first visit to Barnet’s Hive

Lee Collins - Pic By James Williamson
Lee Collins - Pic By James Williamson

The Mansfield Town side showed three changes for today’s first ever trip to Barnet’s new The Hive stadium as the Stags looked to put Tuesday’s awful 2-0 home defeat by Exeter City behind them.

Lee Collins, Chris Clements and Craig Westcarr came into the side with Jamie McGuire, Nathan Thomas and Jack Thomas all dropping to the bench.

Collins came in at right back with Mitch Rose pushing into midfield. Dropping from the midfield were McGuire and Nathan and Jack Thomas, Clements back into the side in central midfield and Westcarr operating just behind lone striker Matt Green.

A welcome sight on the bench after a short injury was the return of striker Chris Beardsley.

BARNET: Stephens, Johnson, N’Gala, Nelson, Weston, Gambin, Gash, McLean, Clarke, Bailey, Stacey. Subs: McKenzie-Lyle, Hoyte, Akinde, Togwell, Champion, Muggleton, Batt.

STAGS: Jensen, Collins, Pearce, Tafazolli, Adams, Rose, Chapman, Clements, Lambe, Westcarr, Green. Subs: Shearer, Yussuf, McGuire, N. Thomas, J. Thomas, Blair, Beardsley.

REFEREE: Trevor Kettle of Rutland.

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