Lambe on bench for unchanged Stags as Curle returns

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Mansfield Town were unchanged for a third successive game for today’s visit of bottom club Carlisle United.

That meant Stags’ new signing Reggie Lambe had to be content with a place on the bench.

The visitors appointed former Stags manager Keith Curle as manager yesterday and, despite initial suggestions he would be in the stand, it was announced before the game that he would be on the United bench, a move likely to ignite a side still looking for their first win.

STAGS: Evtimov; Sutton, Riley, Tafazolli; Marsden, Murray, Bell, Clements, Beevers; Rhead, Bingham. Subs: Studer, Fisher, McGuire, Palmer, Heslop, Lambe, Taylor.

CARLISLE: Gillespie, Grainger, Archibald-Henville, Sweeney, Paynter, Dicker, Potts, Brough, Dempsey, White, Elliott. Subs: Marrow, Amoo, Kearns, Beck, Symington, Hanford, Marriott.

REFEREE: Sebastian Stockbridge of Sunderland.