Alabi debut as Stags make three changes at Southend

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New Stags loan signing James Alabi went straight into the Mansfield Town side for tonight’s League Two game at Southend United.

The Stoke City teenager was making his full League debut after signing on a month’s loan yesterday.

Keeper Alan Marriott also returned after his back spasm last weekend while Calvin Andrew was restored to the Stags attack.

Out went Liam Mitchell, Sam Clucas and Matt Rhead.

SOUTHEND: Bentley, White, Coker, Prosser, Timlin, Corr, Straker, Atkinson, Hurst, Clifford, Leonard. Subs; Smith, Laird, Reid, Keirnan, Payne, Auger, Woodrow.

STAGS: Marriott, Sutton, McCombe, Beevers, Hutchinson, McGuire, Andrew, Blake, Pilkington, Alabi, Daniel. Subs: Murtagh, Stevenson, Clucas, Rhead, Jennings, Meikle, Palmer.

REFEREE: Darren Drysdale of Lincolnshire.