Five changes for depleted Mansfield for Plymouth visit

Heavily-depleted Mansfield Town were forced into five changes for today’s visit of Plymouth Argyle.

Defenders John Dempster and James Jennings were both suspended and Martin Riley out injured.

On top of that, keeper Alan Marriott reported in with a back spasm and failed a fitness test.

Liam Mitchell replaced him in goal while centre half George Pilkington was recalled from his loan at Forest Green and there were also places for John McCombe, Ben Hutchinson and Ritchie Sutton, Ollie Palmer dropping to the bench.

STAGS: Mitchell, Sutton, Pilkington, McCombe, Beevers, Blake, McGuire, Daniel, Clucas, Hutchinson, Rhead. Subs: Black, Murtagh, Stevenson, Howell, Meikle, Andrew, Palmer.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE: McCormick, Bury, Blanchard, Branston, Hourihane, Alessandra, Boco, Reid, Trotman, Nelson, Reckord. Subs: Cole, Young, Wotton, Harvey, Hayes, Bencherif, Gurrieri.

REFEREE: Gary Sutton of Lincolnshire.