Stags in good health before Imps test



Posted Friday, March 15, 2019 by PA

Stags in good health before Imps test

Mansfield have no new problems as they prepare to host Sky Bet League Two leaders Lincoln at the One Call Stadium.

Stags boss David Flitcroft has options should he wish to make changes to his team after the goalless draw at Crawley in midweek which, combined with Lincoln’s win on Tuesday night, left Mansfield 10 points behind the Imps.

Nicky Ajose, Will Atkinson and Otis Khan are among those who could come into Flitcroft’s thinking.

Matt Preston (knee) remains a doubt and needs a late fitness test while fellow defender Ryan Sweeney (concussion) could miss out again.

Lincoln will check on the fitness of experienced defender Jason Shackell.

The 35-year-old missed the home victory over Oldham with a hamstring problem. If he remains out, Cian Bolger is likely to continue at centre-half.

Shackell will need to be managed in the coming weeks alongside club captain Lee Frecklington, who is expected to be back in contention after a groin problem.

Lincoln’s lead at the top could be down to two points by the time they face Mansfield in Monday’s televised clash.

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