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Notts County v Mansfield preview

Team news for Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash between Notts County and Mansfield Town at Meadow Lane.

Notts County boss Shaun Derry is expected to make some changes for the visit of Mansfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

With veteran goalkeeper Roy Carroll away on international duty with Northern Ireland, Fabian Spiess will be between the posts for the first-round tie.

Derry could use the game to get minutes into the legs of the likes of Mike Edwards, Danny Haynes and Shaun Harrad, while Nicky Wroe, Curtis Thompson and Ronan Murray are also options for the Magpies manager.

Former Wolves full-back Jordan Cranston has joined Notts on a short-term deal until January and should go straight into the squad but Blair Adams (thigh), Garry Thompson (knee) and Kyle Dixon (ankle) remain sidelined.

Mansfield have no new problems for the game.

Stags boss Paul Cox made five changes for Saturday's league game against Burton and, after seeing his side lose 2-1 to the Brewers, must decide whether to make more changes or give those players a chance to redeem themselves.

The likes of Sascha Studer, Fergus Bell, Alex Fisher, Simon Heslop, Liam Marsden and Chris Clements are options for Cox should he wish to shuffle his pack once more.

John Dempster remains out but his groin problem is not as bad as first feared and he is looking at around 10 days before he is back in first-team contention. Fellow defender Luke Jones will also stay on the sidelines with his injury.