Yeovil V Mansfield at Huish Park : Match Preview

27 February 2017 05:34
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Darren Ward likely to miss Mansfield clash

Yeovil captain Darren Ward is likely to be missing again for the Sky Bet League Two home clash with Mansfield.

Veteran defender Ward missed Saturday's goalless draw at Notts County and is due to see a specialist about a recurring knee problem which has dogged his campaign.

Nathan Smith (dead leg) could also miss out, while Otis Khan remains sidelined by a knee problem.

Darren Way switched to a three-man central defence of Alex Lacey, Bevis Mugabi and Matt Butcher at Meadow Lane, and the Glovers boss is set to stick with that system after being rewarded with a first clean sheet since the end of December.

Jake Kean's knee injury is not as bad as initially feared but the goalkeeper will miss Mansfield's trip to Huish Park.

Kean, on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, suffered swelling around the joint following a collision with a Newport player on Saturday and an X-ray has revealed no serious damage.

Stags boss Steve Evans will choose between Scott Shearer or Brian Jensen to fill in between the posts on Tuesday night.

Kyle Howkins could be back in the squad after a slight injury scare last week but if he misses out he is expected to return against Cheltenham at the weekend, which is when fellow defender George Taft should be back in contention. Striker Danny Rose has a knock and is out.

Source: PAR