Barnet V Mansfield at Hive Stadium : Match Preview

02 February 2017 01:34
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Suspended Simeon Akinola sits out Barnet's clash with Mansfield

Barnet will be without striker Simeon Akinola for their Sky Bet League Two clash against Mansfield at the Hive on Saturday.

Akinola was shown a straight red card during their 1-1 draw at Carlisle and will begin a three-match ban.

The Bees may also be missing Curtis Weston and Jack Taylor as both players look to shrug off niggling injuries.

James Pearson (knee), Michael Gash (knee) and Shaun Batt (hamstring) remain sidelined for the rest of the season.

Mansfield boss Steve Evans must decide whether to alter a winning side following two deadline-day arrivals.

Midfielder Alfie Potter and and forward Alex MacDonald came into the club but, with the Stags on a six-match unbeaten league run, Evans has some decisions to make.

A 2-0 win over Leyton Orient last time out has seen Mansfield move into the top 10 in League Two and they have not lost in the league since Boxing Day.

Central defensive pair George Taft and Kyle Howkins remain out with respective hamstring and knee injuries and are not expected to resume training until mid-February.

Source: PAR