Mitch Rose is serving a one-game ban while Lee Collins and Nathan Thomas are left out from the side that drew 1-1 with Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Into midfield came Jamie McGuire and Reggie Lambe while skipper Nicky Hunt returned to his right back slot after a one-game suspension.
Chris Beardsley returned from a shin injury to be on the Mansfield bench at his former club.
STEVENAGE: Joronen, McCombe, Hughes, Whelpdale, Schumacher, Williams, Hitchcock, Jebb, Henry, Johnson, Conlon. Subs: Day, Franks, Pett, Wells, Akinyemi, Smith, Kennedy. STAGS: Jensen, Hunt, Pearce, Tafazolli, Benning, Chapman, Lambe, McGuire, Jack Thomas, Westcarr, Green. Subs: Shearer, Marsden, Collins, Beardsley, Nathan Thomas, Blair, Yussuf. REFEREE: Trevor Kettle of Rutland.