Poku full debut at long last for Stags at Burton

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Godfrey Poku finally made his full Mansfield Town debut tonight at Burton Albion 17 months after signing for the club.

Poku has failed to force his way into the reckoning up until now, not playing at all last year and only coming on three times this season as a substitute.

But tonight he was brought into central midfield from the off into a 4-4-1-1 formation with Lee Stevenson declared fit to play after shaking off an ankle knock in an otherwise unchanged side.

Stags were looking to end a run of eight League games without a win and four League defeats on the bounce.

BURTON ALBION: Lyness, Edwards, Hussey, Sharps, Bell, Weir, McCrory, Knowles, McGurk, Palmer, Cansdsell-Sherriff. Subs: Poole, Diamond, Rowe, MacDonald, Holness, Dyer, Kee.
STAGS: Marriott, Beevers, Dempster, Riley, Sutton, Clucas, Poku, Clements, Daniel, Stevenson, Palmer. Subs: Rhead, Tafazolli, Howell, Speight, Dyer, Meikle, Hutchinson.

REFEREE: Rob Lewis of Shropshire.