Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray stuck by the same XI that performed so well in the second half of last week’s narrow defeat at Burton for today’s home clash with Exeter City.
That meant midweek signing Matty Blair had to be content with a place on the bench.
Five of the Stags side – Smith, Ravenhill, Raynes, Elder and Kee – were making home debuts against a Grecians side who had just lost three on the bounce.
STAGS: Smith, Sutton, Riley, Ravenhill, Lambe, Brown, Oliver, Elder, Clements, Kee, Raynes. Subs: Studer, Fisher, Rhead, McGuire, Heslop, Beevers, Blair.
EXETER: Hamon, Woodman, Bennett, Sercombe, Oakley, Davies, Moore-Taylor, Noble, Nichols, Harley, Morrison. Subs: Butterfield, Keohane, Wheeler, Nicholls, Tillson, Pym, Cummins.
REFEREE: Nicholas Kinseley of Essex.