No changes as Stags aim to end miserable home run against Southend

Mansfield Town were unchanged for today’s visit of promotion-chasing Southend United.

But, with Lee Beevers out with a dislocated shoulder, he was replaced on the bench by Ben Hutchinson, who is fit again after injury.

Stags began the day without a win at home in their last 11 games stretching back to 21st September, but had lost just once in their last seven outings overall.

They were up against a Shrimpers side who have only lost once in 15 League games, unbeaten in their last eight, and included ex-Stags loanee winger Will Atkinson.

STAGS: Marriott; Dempster, Tafazolli, Riley; Westlake, Clements, Stevenson, Howell, Jennings; Rhead, Clucas. Subs: Sutton, Dyer, Hutchinson, Meikle, McGuire, Daniel, Palmer.
SOUTHEND UNITED: Bentley, White, Coker, Phillips, Timlin, Corr, Atkinson, Hurst, Leonard, Thompson, Barnard. Subs: Smith, Laird, Eastwood, Straker, Clifford, Payne, Gomis.
REFEREE: Simon Hooper of Wiltshire.