• Date: Sat 29 April 2017
  • Kick-off: 14:00
  • Venue: One Call Stadium

Mansfield Town vs Portsmouth


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Steve Evans has options as Mansfield face Portsmouth

Mansfield expect to have a full strength squad with no injury concerns as they look to maintain their play-off challenge against League Two title hopefuls Portsmouth.

It means Stags boss Steve Evans has plenty of options at his disposal and several players who could come into contention for recalls.

Midfielder Alfie Potter and striker Matt Green could arguably be the most likely to come back into the team should Evans make changes.

On-loan defender Kyle Howkins and midfielder CJ Hamilton will hope to be involved in the squad having been overlooked last weekend.

Promoted Portsmouth will be without midfielder Stanley Aborah.

The former Notts County player made an impressive full debut in the 2-1 win over Cambridge last time out, but picked up a knock in the second half and will be replaced by either Danny Rose or Amine Linganzi.

Forwards Noel Hunt and Eoin Doyle could have played their last games for the club after being ruled out for the rest of the season, with the former out of contract and the latter due to return to parent club Preston.

Manager Paul Cook handed Nicke Kabamba a full debut in their place against the Us, but could opt for Conor Chaplin or Jamal Lowe to start up front at the One Call Stadium.
Team Lineups

Mansfield Town

21 J. Kean
5 K. Pearce
4 Lee Collins
2 R. Bennett
3 M. Benning
16 H. White
26 J. Byrom
28 B. Whiteman
18 A. MacDonald
32 D. Rose
7 S. Coulthirst
Substitutes
M. Green > Lee Collins 68"
G. Taft > D. Rose 83"
P. Hoban > A. MacDonald 86"
A. Potter
B. Jensen
C. Hamilton
J. McGuire

Portsmouth

1 D. Forde
3 E. Stevens
6 C. Burgess
8 M. Doyle
4 D. Rose
7 C. Baker56"
22 K. Naismith
5 M. Clarke
26 G. Evans
23 K. Bennett
19 C. Chaplin
Substitutes
J. Whatmough > C. Chaplin 68"
G. Roberts > C. Baker 77"
S. Aborah > K. Bennett 78"
L. O'Brien
N. Kabamba
J. Lowe
A. Linganzi

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