Mansfield v Dag & Red preview

Date published: Friday 27th February 2015 2:38

Jeffrey Monakana could make his home debut for Mansfield when Dagenham visit the One Call Stadium.

Monakana, on loan from Brighton, made his Stags bow in the defeat at Oxford but will hope to keep his place in the starting line-up. Fellow winger Reggie Lambe, who Monakana replaced in the side last weekend, may also feature despite his hamstring issue.

Mansfield manager Adam Murray, who has no new problems, felt his team looked tired against the U’s so he could make changes on Saturday, with the likes of Matt Rhead, Rakish Bingham, Jamie McGuire, Lee Beevers and Billy Kee all vying for recalls.

Liam Hearn, Luke Jones and Matty Blair remain long-term absentees.

Dagenham boss Wayne Burnett celebrates two years in charge this week and has no new injury worries.

Jamie Cureton is still chasing his 250th career goal after drawing a blank last week as he searched for his 13th goal of the season.

The Daggers lost their six-game unbeaten run with a 3-1 defeat to Burton last time out.

They are six points above the relegation zone and sit 18th in League Two.

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Mansfield v Dag & Red preview

Date published: Friday 30th August 2013 2:42

Anthony Howell and Kieran Murtagh could both return from injury for the Stags this weekemd.

Howell, primarily a midfielder, missed last weekend’s home draw with Portsmouth through injury. Murtagh has yet to feature for the first team this season due to a knee problem but the midfielder came through 90 minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.

Stags boss Paul Cox said: “I don’t know if [Saturday’s game] may come a little bit too early for him, but Keiran got through a game this week. He did well, but we may still have to check on him before the weekend.”

Ian Deakin remains the only injury absentee. Goalkeeper Deakin suffered a dislocated shoulder during the warm-up against Exeter and could be out for around another three weeks.

Zavon Hines is pushing to make his first start for the Daggers as they make the trip to the East Midlands.

Hines made his debut off the bench at half-time in last weekend’s clash against Newport and duly changed the game as the Daggers hit back to claim a 1-1 draw.

Manager Wayne Burnett must now decide whether he starts at Field Mill, where Dagenham recorded their first-ever away win in the Football League in 2007.

Fit-again centre-back Luke Wilkinson is also pushing for a starting berth but will find it tough to dislodge either Scott Doe or Brian Saah, while the returning Matt Saunders is hoping for a place on the bench.

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