Wycombe v Mansfield preview

Date published: Friday 16th August 2013 2:45

The Minstermen will be without captain Stuart Lewis for this weekend’s home fixture.

The Chairboys decided not to appeal against their skipper’s red card in the defeat to AFC Wimbledon last weekend so he will now serve a three-game ban.

Gary Doherty and Matt McClure are both in contention after coming through 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Maidenhead on Tuesday evening.

Midfielder Matt Bloomfield made his long-awaited return from injury in that match but is very unlikely to feature against the Stags.

Stags manager Paul Cox has added goalkeeper Liam Mitchell to his squad for the trip to Buckinghamshire.

Stopper Ian Deakin suffered a dislocated shoulder during the warm-up prior to last weekend’s goalless draw with Exeter and faces six weeks on the sidelines.

Cox subsequently drafted in former Notts County ‘keeper, and ex-Stags loanee, Mitchell on Friday afternoon and the 20-year-old is set to provide back up to Alan Marriott.

Keiran Murtagh will remain out with a knee injury – the midfielder is not expected to be available for another three weeks.

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