Northampton V Mansfield at Sixfields Stadium : Match Preview

14 March 2014 08:31
Northampton V Mansfield - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Mixed news for Cobblers

Northampton welcome back Ricky Ravenhill for the home clash with Mansfield but will be without John Marquis after his loan from Millwall was cut short.

Former Doncaster and Bradford midfielder Ravenhill is available after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Scunthorpe last weekend.

Defender Joe Widdowson is set to return after missing the last four games with an ankle problem but captain Lee Collins (foot) is out for the rest of the season.

Northampton are unbeaten in five matches and victory over the Stags could move them level on points with 22nd-placed Exeter, who they beat in midweek.

Mansfield will monitor Darryl Westlake.

Westlake, on loan from Sheffield United, limped off just before the half-hour mark during Tuesday night's 1-0 home defeat to York with a suspected hamstring tear. However, scans have revealed the injury is not as bad as initially feared and the full-back could be in contention at Sixfields on Saturday.

However, fellow defender Ritchie Sutton will not recover from his hamstring problem any time soon and he is likely to be out of action for around three weeks.

Stags boss Paul Cox has the likes of Lee Stevenson, Ross Dyer, Lee Beevers, Chris Clements, Michael Cain, Colin Daniel and Ollie Palmer available should he wish to make any changes to his starting line-up.

Source: PA