Two changes for Mansfield Town against Exeter City

Mitchell Rose.
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Mansfield Town made two changes for tonight’s home clash with Exeter City.

Midfielders Chris Clements and Craig Westcarr were rested to the bench with a busy period ahead and Jamie McGuire and Jack Thomas given places in the starting XI.

On the home bench, there was a place for the first time for 16-year-old youth striker Zayn Hakeem.

Stags were looking to build on Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Hartlepool while City were still on a high after winning 2-1 away against local rivals and League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle.

Bizarrely, this was Stags’ first home midweek game of the season after seven away so far.

MANSFIELD TOWN: Jensen, Rose, Pearce, Chapman, Green, N. Thomas, Tafazolli, Lambe, N. Thomas, McGuire, Adams. Subs: Shearer, Collins, Clements, Westcarr, Blair, Yussuf, Hakeem. 
EXETER CITY: Olejnik, Noble, Ribeiro, Harley, Holmes, Davies, A. Nicholls, Moore-Taylor, T. Nichols, Grant, Brown. Subs: Woodman, Oakley, Morrison, Reid, Harmon, Wheeler, Tillson.

REFEREE: Oliver Langford of West Midlands.