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Mansfield v Bury preview

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Mansfield Town and Bury at the One Call Stadium.

Mansfield are expected to have an unchanged squad when they host Bury.

The Stags suffered no new injury problems against Fleetwood on Saturday and after seeing his side net a 1-0 win over the Cod Army, manager Paul Cox could stick with the same starting line-up on Tuesday night.

Should he wish to tweak things, Cox has the likes of Ross Dyer, Lee Beevers, Ben Hutchinson, Lindon Meikle, Jamie McGuire, Ollie Palmer and new signing Michael Cain available.

James Jennings (quad), Martin Riley (calf), Louis Briscoe (back) and Jake Speight (knee) remain on the sidelines.

David Flitcroft will have to replace full-back Frederic Veseli in his starting XI if Bury cannot extend his loan before Tuesday night's clash with Mansfield.

The Shakers boss is keen for Veseli to extend his stay at the JD Stadium but needs to strike a deal with his parent club Ipswich after the current arrangement ended following Saturday's 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.

Midfielder Tom Soares has a knock and did not travel with the squad for the Dons clash while forward Ashley Grimes is still out because of a hamstring complaint.

Phil Picken, out since September 2012 because of knee problems, is hoping to play in forthcoming reserve games with a view to playing down the season's stretch.