The Stags will bid to return to winning ways, following the poor result away at Accrington Stanley, when they face fellow promotion favourites Luton Town at the One Call.
Stags manager Steve Evans was concerned with the power of Luton Town ahead of the game ‘They’ve made some top, top signings and spent big money very wisely.’
‘Collins and Hylton are as good as good as anyone in the league. They’re very good players but we’ve got good players as well.’
Mansfield Town Team News:
Alex MacDonald is expected to return to the squad following injury, whilst new signing Kane Hemmings could start up front to give the Stags some strength.
Player to watch: Kane Hemmings
Kane Hemmings, the new signing from Oxford (on loan), will be hoping to get the goals to fire the Stags into the top 3.
Luton Town Team News:
New signing this week, Luke Berry from Cambridge is expected to at least make the bench, whilst striker Danny Hylton is back in the squad following a leg injury.
Player to watch: James Collins
Luton have signed well this summer, with James Collins form Crawley one that caught the eye.
Match Facts & Stats
Luton started the season on fire, winning 8-2 in their home game with Yeovil Town, to demonstrate their fire power up front.
An unexpected 1-0 loss away at Barnet brought them back down to earth, before they saw off Colchester 3-0 in a home game last week.
The Stags meanwhile, have drawn one, lost one and of course beat Forest Green Rovers in their only home game so far this season.
Ross Joyce will be the referee. He last took charge of the Stags in the narrow 2-1 win over Newport back in February.
The Stags should finally click going forward with the new signing of Hemmings, and we go for a 3-1 home win, with the new boy on the scoresheet at least once.
The Stags tough run of fixtures continues next week, when they head to Carlisle on Saturday 2nd September.
Luton meanwhile head to Lincoln City (aka Mansfield Town B) to face our reserve side at Sincil Bank.