Injury returns boost for Stags at Fleetwood

Martin Riley and Chris Clements made much-welcomed returns from lengthy injury lay-offs for Mansfield Town in their tough trip to high-flying Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

There was also a return up front for Ollie Palmer, who missed last weekend’s home defeat by Oxford with a hamstring injury.

Out of the side went suspended former Fleetwood midfield ace Jamie McGuire along with the injured Jake Speight and James Jennings, who was on the bench.

The home side included former Forest star Nathan Tyson, who has joined on loan from neighbours Blackpool this week.

FLEETWOOD: Davies, Murdoch, Pond, Evans, Schumacher, Hughes, McLaughlin, Cresswell, Sarcevic, Taylor, Tyson. Subs: Roberts, Parkin, Hogan, Blair, Dieseruvwe, Carr, Lucas.

STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, Dempster, Riley; Beevers, Howell, Clements, Daniel; Stevenson; Clucas, Palmer. Subs: Rhead, Tafazolli, Dyer, Jennings, Meikle, Deakin, Poku.

REFEREE: Scott Mathieson of Cheshire.