Mansfield V Morecambe at One Call Stadium - Match Preview

Sutton blow for Stags

Ritchie Sutton is a new injury absentee for Mansfield ahead of the visit of Morecambe.

Sutton suffered a thigh injury against Burton in midweek and the full-back is looking at around six weeks on the sidelines.

Like Sutton, midfielder Lee Stevenson was also forced off at the Pirelli Stadium and he is a doubt ahead of Saturday as the Stags look to halt a five-game losing run in Sky Bet League Two and go in search of a first league win in 10 outings.

Ben Hutchinson and Ross Dyer both got 90 minutes under their belts in a behind-closed-doors game against Notts County on Wednesday and both strikers were on the scoresheet in a 2-2 draw.

Daryl Westlake is in contention after joining on loan from Sheffield United.

Morecambe will welcome back Andrew Wright and Andy Fleming to their squad.

The Shrimps pair both served one-match suspensions after accruing five yellow cards in midweek with defender Chris McCready and midfielder Alex Kenyon stepping in for the 0-0 draw with York.

Goals have been a problem for Jim Bentley's side of late, they have scored just four in their last eight, so Jack Redshaw, on the comeback trail from a hip operation, may start for the first time this season.

Redshaw, last season's top scorer, has been slowly working his way back to full fitness and played 22 minutes in the stalemate with the Minstermen.

Source: PA

Source: PA