Price debut as Stags make four changes for Dale visit

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The Mansfield Town side saw four changes for this afternoon’s visit of League Two Rochdale, which was the Stags’ 5,000th competitive game.

With keeper Alan Marriott missing out with a dislocated finger and deputy Ian Deakin getting hurt in a reserve game this week, the Stags had to bring in Crystal Palace back-up keeper, former Welsh international, Lewis Price on an emergency loan.

He came into the side along with Chris Clements, James Jennings and Junior Daniel.

Lee Beevers was missing after a shoulder operation yesterday, Jamie McGuire joined Anthony Howell on the suspended list while Lee Stevenson was dropped down to the bench.

On the home bench was 17-year-old youth team star Jack Thomas.

STAGS: Price; Sutton, Riley, Tafazolli; Westlake, Murray, Daniel, Clements, Jennings; Rhead, Palmer. Subs: Dempster, Briscoe, Stevenson, Clucas, Speight, Meikle, Thomas.

ROCHDALE: Lilis, Rafferty, Bennett, Cavanagh, Lancashire, Vincenti, Hogan, Lund, Done, Allen, Henderson. Subs: Eastham, Kennedy, Donnelly, Tomson, Rose, Cummins, Bunney.

REFEREE: Trevor Kettle of Berkshire.