Three changes as Stags end season at Rovers


Mansfield Town made three changes for this afternoon’s final game of the League Two campaign at relegation-haunted Bristol Rovers.

The home side needed a point to make sure of safety which attracted a sell-out crowd of almost 12,000 to make for an electric atmosphere in the spring sunshine.

Stags boss Paul Cox made two changes in central midfield, bringing back Anthony Howell and Jamie McGuire in place of Chris Clements and Adam Murray while Sam Clucas came in for the suspended Matt Rhead up front.

BRISTOL ROVERS: Mildenhall, Lockyer, Parkes, McChrystal, Clarke, Seanan Clucas, O’Toole, Mohamed, Beardsley, Clarkson, Harrold. Subs; Gough, Broghammer, Harding, Santos, Keary, Lucas, Thomas.

STAGS: Price; Sutton, Riley, Dempster, Marsden, Howell, Daniel, McGuire, Jennings; Sam Clucas, Palmer. Subs: Meikle, Stevenson, Clements, Thomas, Speight, Briscoe, Dyer.

REFEREE: Oliver Langford of West Midlands.