Krystian Pearce back as Mansfield Town make three changes at Bristol Rovers

Krystian Pearce
Krystian Pearce

Krystian Pearce made an immediate return to the Mansfield Town side as part of a five-man rearguard at promotion rivals Bristol Rovers this afternoon.

Pearce had missed two games with suspension and also felt ill during the week, but was declared fit to play today as one of three changes.

Adam Chapman, who had an operation on his broken nose in midweek, was dropped to the bench while Junior Daniel was replaced by a fit-again Matty Blair, after illness last weekend, and Mitch Rose was given a start in midfield in place of James Baxendale.

Adi Yussuf began a five-game ban after being found guilty of urinating in public at Plymouth by the FA.

ROVERS: Mildenhall, J. Clarke, Lockyer, McChrystal, Brown, Bodin, Mansell, Lines, Montano, Taylor, Easter. Subs: Puddy, Leadbitter, Parkes, O. Clarke, Broom, Harrison, McBurnie.

STAGS: Shearer, Alfei, Pearce, Collins, Tafazolli, Benning, Rose, Clements, Blair, Lambe, Green. Subs: Jensen, Thomas, Baxendale, Beardsley, Chapman, Daniel, McGuire.

REFEREE: Dean Whitestone of Northamptonshire.