Big guns set to return for Mansfield Town in Cup, after Trophy exit
PAUL Cox is set to revert to type as Mansfield Town look to bounce back and ensure they reach the potentially money-spinning third round of the FA Cup.
The Stags boss saw his side suffer a humiliating exit in their FA Trophy first round replay at Matlock on Tuesday night, losing 2-1 to a last-gasp strike.
Mansfield made six changes as they lost to a side two tiers lower than them in the pyramid.
That included bringing back Gary Roberts from the wilderness, but the midfielder was dismissed for two yellow cards.
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Now Cox is set to recall the rested Ben Hutchinson, Lindon Meikle, Louis Briscoe, Chris Clements, Adam Murray and Matt Green for the FA Cup second round trip to Lincoln City on Saturday, where they will be backed by over 1,000 Stags fans.
Cox said: "I am annoyed by going out. But I believe I made the right decision in making changes for the long-term goals and gains we should get from it.
"The lads who have been rested can come back now and we have a big game on Saturday in the FA Cup to make an impression."