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Stags' second string to face Burton today

18 September 2017

Mansfield Town's second string face Burton Albion in their first Central League Cup match of the season this afternoon (1.00pm kick-off) at St George's Park.

Please note, the match will be played behind-closed-doors and supporters will not be permitted entry at St George's Park.

Speaking to the local media at One Call Stadium yesterday, Stags' boss Steve Evans said that players who are short on game-time will be involved against the Brewers.

Striker Jimmy Spencer, who missed Saturday's 1-0 win over Lincoln City with a back problem, is expected to play, as is defender Rhys Bennett, who was unwell over the weekend.

Stags' first Central League match of the campaign away to Rotherham United a fortnight ago ended in a 1-0 defeat, despite Stags dominating much of the contest.

A side overseen by assistant manager Paul Raynor had three strong shouts for penalties turned down, before the Millers scored a spot kick of their own in the second period.

The Brewers' reserves are yet to make an appearance as they aren't competing in the Central League this season, so tomorrow's match will be their first outing.

It is unclear, however, as to what kind of side Nigel Clough will field against the Stags. The first team face Manchester United in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, so he is unlikely to risk his most important players at St George's Park.

Supporters will be able to keep up-to-date on the fixture by following our blow-by-blow updates on our Twitter feed (@mansfieldtownfc) and there will be a match report published on after the match.

Supporters will not be granted access to St George's Park, so should therefore not travel. 


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