Mansfield V Doncaster at One Call Stadium : Match Preview

30 December 2016 12:34
Mansfield V Doncaster - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Mansfield's three new signings are unavailable for Doncaster match

Yoann Arquin was one of three new signings for Mansfield this week but none of the trio will be available to face league leaders Doncaster.

The French striker, who played in England for Notts County and Scotland for Ross County and St Mirren, will officially become a Stags player on January 1, meaning he and two other mystery arrivals will be in contention to face Blackpool on January 2.

Boss Steve Evans has no new injury or suspension concerns and defender Mal Benning is back after serving a one-game ban on Boxing Day.

George Taft and Corbin Shires remain long-term absentees.

Doncaster pair Tommy Rowe and Mathieu Baudry are expected to be fit after being forced off in Monday's win at Notts County.

Midfielder Rowe sustained a calf strain in the second half and defender Baudry was withdrawn at half-time due to illness, but both hope to be in contention.

Defender Niall Mason is likely to resume after extending his loan spell from Aston Villa until the end of the season, but skipper James Coppinger sits out the final game of his three-match ban.

Gary McSheffrey (groin), Mitchell Lund (kidney), Luke McCullough and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (both knee) remain sidelined as Rovers bid to stay top with a third straight league win.

Source: PAR