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Five changes at Cheltenham as Mansfield try to avoid equalling unwanted record

Struggling Mansfield Town made another five changes at Cheltenham Town today as they aimed to avoid equalling their worst ever League spell of 14 games without a win from 13 years ago.

Paul Cox’s men were up against a Robins side unbeaten in 10 League games, though they had drawn their last four home games.

Into a 3-5-2 for Stags came Ritchie Sutton, Ryan Tafazolli, Jamie McGuire, James Jennings and Matt Rhead.

Left out were Adam Murray, Ross Dyer, Calvin Andrew, John McCombe and Lee Beevers.

John Dempster was available again after a two-game ban but could only make the bench.

STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, Riley, Tafazolli; Westlake, McGuire, Howell, Clements, Jennings; Palmer, Rhead. Subs: Dempster, Beevers, Meikle, Stevenson, Daniel, Deakin, Dyer.
CHELTENHAM: S. Brown, Taylor, T. Brown, Cureton, Harrison, McGlashan, Goldson, Richards, Jombati, Brahan-Barrett, Noble. Subs: Deering, Gornell, Roberts, Penn, Vincent, Roofe, Ajala. 
REFEREE: Stephen Martin of Staffordshire.