Two changes for title-chasing Mansfield Town against Gateshead

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox tweaked his side with two changes for today’s home clash with struggling Gateshead as the title-chasing Stags chased a club-record equalling 12th successive victory.

With one eye on the big showdown in Wrexham on Thursday, Cox rested Lindon Meikle and Adam Chapman, though both were on the bench, which saw Junior Daniel back on the wing and Anthony Howell restored to central midfield.

STAGS: Marriott; Beevers, Jones, Dempster, Taylor; Murray, Stevenson, Howell; Briscoe, Green, Daniel. Subs: Sutton, Meikle, Rhead, Hutchinson, Chapman. 
GATESHEAD: Bartlett, Boyle, Chandler, Curtis, Gillies, Turnbull, Hatch, Cummins, Brown, Donaldson, Henderson, Subs: Nixon, Galpin, Bore, Everson, Fowler.
REFEREE: Graham Horwood of Bedfordshire.