Krystian Pearce on bench as Mansfield Town stay unchanged at Northampton Town

Mansfield Town's Krystian Pearce'Picture by Dan Westwell

Mansfield Town's Krystian Pearce'Picture by Dan Westwell

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Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray named an unchanged side to face crisis club Northampton Town in the big top six clash at Sixfields today.

That meant central defender Krystian Pearce had to be content with a place on the bench after his four game ban.

Murray had hinted he may go with three central defenders today and include Pearce and also hinted he may give Adi Yussuf a first League start, but decided in the end to stick with the side that drew 0-0 with Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup last weekend.

NORTHAMPTON: Smith, Moloney, Buchanan, O’Toole, Diamond, McDonald, Byrom, Adams, D’Ath, Potter, Richards. Subs: Clarke, Cresswell, Taylor, Watson, Furlong, Calvert-Lewin, Hoskins.

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