Mansfield vs AFC Telford: Howell blow for Stags
Mansfield midfielder Anthony Howell is unlikely to feature against bottom-of-the-table AFC Telford.
Howell has been struggling with a knee problem and is having a scan to determine the severity of the injury but he could be out for several weeks.
Striker Matt Rhead is pushing for a start and will compete with Lee Stevenson for a place in the starting XI.
Lindon Meikle is another player who will be hoping to break into the team after featuring on the bench in recent matches.
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Strikers Jake Speight and Ross Dyer have both been out with serious knee injuries but Speight is due back in training next week while Dyer is scheduled to return to training in a months' time.
The Stags will be hoping for their fifth consecutive victory as they seek to maintain their charge up the table.
Striker Richard Peniket has returned to Fulham after his loan spell at AFC Telford and will not feature.
However manager Mark Cooper has agreed a deal with Grimsby defender Simon Ford until the end of the season and Ford will go straight into the squad to face the Stags.
Defender Michael Briscoe is a long term injury victim with a back problem and is unlikely to return this season while defender Richard Davies is still recovering from a foot injury.
Midfielder Jay Smith is building up his fitness after a long lay-off with an abductor injury and could again be handed a start.
Telford are bottom of the table, four points behind fifth-from-bottom Gateshead.