Injury returns boost for Stags at Fleetwood

Martin Riley and Chris Clements made much-welcomed returns from lengthy injury lay-offs for Mansfield Town in their tough trip to high-flying Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

There was also a return up front for Ollie Palmer, who missed last weekend’s home defeat by Oxford with a hamstring injury.

Out of the side went suspended former Fleetwood midfield ace Jamie McGuire along with the injured Jake Speight and James Jennings, who was on the bench.

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The home side included former Forest star Nathan Tyson, who has joined on loan from neighbours Blackpool this week.

FLEETWOOD: Davies, Murdoch, Pond, Evans, Schumacher, Hughes, McLaughlin, Cresswell, Sarcevic, Taylor, Tyson. Subs: Roberts, Parkin, Hogan, Blair, Dieseruvwe, Carr, Lucas.

STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, Dempster, Riley; Beevers, Howell, Clements, Daniel; Stevenson; Clucas, Palmer. Subs: Rhead, Tafazolli, Dyer, Jennings, Meikle, Deakin, Poku.

REFEREE: Scott Mathieson of Cheshire.