Mansfield Town look to carry on their unbeaten run as they face Salford City


Mansfield Town host Salford City at the One Call Stadium with the Stags looking to continue their current unbeaten run.

Mansfield that are currently 17th are on a three game unbeaten run having previously drew 2-2 away at Forest Green Rovers. Aaron Collins made it 1-0 for the Rovers on the half  hour mark with Jack Aitchison adding a second shortly after the hour. A brace from target-man Andy Cook secured a crucial way point for the Stags.

Salford lost last time out to Northampton Town in a 2-0 defeat. Sam Hoskins made it 1-0 from the penalty spot in the 35th minute with Jordan Turnbull doubling Northampton’s lead and wrapping up the three points.

Team news

Top scorer Danny Rose will be out for the game after rolling an ankle in training last Thursday. The frontman, who has seven league goals to his name this term, is expected to be out for four to six weeks.

The game will also come too soon for fellow forward Craig Davies, who is a long-term absentee with an ongoing ankle problem, and Jordan Graham, who is currently working towards full match fitness.

Midfielder Jacob Mellis has a hamstring issue and is expected to return to training next week.

Wing-back Hayden White will complete the final game of his three-match suspension after his red card against Grimsby at Blundell Park.

Defender Ryan Sweeney will, however, be available for selection following a one-match suspension after an accumulation of five yellow cards.

The Ammies will be without Liam Hogan for the game, with Richie Towell, Jack Baldwin and Chris Neal all doubts.

Stags’ boss John Dempster has praised the ‘fantastic character’ shown by his side, as they overturned a 2-0 deficit to earn a point away at Forest Green Rovers:

“After the hour, we were disappointed,” he told iFollow Stags. “Over the 90 minutes our quality was severely lacking and the players held their hands up for that.

“Good teams pick up points when they play poorly and in the second-half we were better. It was great for Cooky [Andy Cook] to come on, perform like he did and get the two goals.

“We were lacking in quality today, but what fantastic character to come back the way we did. It’s a good point on the road.”

Salford City manager Graham Alexander was really ‘frustrated’ after a 2-0 defeat to Northampton Town:

“I am really frustrated, there was not enough in that game to see us lose 2-0. A couple of decisions went against us.

“The penalty should have never been given. We have watched it back again and the lad has dived and won himself a penalty.

“These go against you sometimes when you are away from home.”


This is the first time these two sides would have met and both will be looking to celebrate the historic meeting with a win.


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