Loanee pair back at Luton for Stags

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Loanees Vadaine Oliver and Keiron Freeman were restored to the Mansfield Town line-up for this afternoon’s tough trip to title-chasing Luton Town.

The pair had missed out on the FA Cup tie at Concord Rangers in midweek as their parent clubs wanted to avoid them becoming cup-tied.

That meant caretaker manager Adam Murray put out the side that beat Plymouth 1-0 in his first match in charge last weekend.

Murray resisted the temptation to name himself on the bench against his old club.

But there was a place on the bench for new loanee Junior Brown, who arrived from Oxford United on Thursday night.

Ollie Palmer, the midweek matchwinner at Concord, was also relegated back to the bench along with Liam Marsden.

LUTON: Tyler, Franks, Smith, McNulty, Drury, Benson, Griffiths, Cullen, Whalley, Harriman, Doyle. Subs: Lacey, Howells, Rooney, Justham, Mpanzu, Miller, Walker.

STAGS: Studer; Beevers, Riley, Tafazolli, Freeman; Clements, Sendles-White, Heslop; Lambe, Oliver, Taylor. Subs: Bell, Rhead, Bingham, Palmer, Marsden, Evtimov, Brown.

REFEREE: Gavin Ward of Surrey.