Chesterfield v Mansfield preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Chesterfield and Mansfield at the Proact Stadium (kick-off 1pm).

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Marc Richards: Back in the reckoning

Marc Richards: Back in the reckoning

Marc Richards comes back into the reckoning for the Spireites as the League Two leaders prepare to host local rivals Mansfield.

Richards, who missed the 1-0 win at Oxford last weekend with a knock, gives manager Paul Cook another option up front. He will be hoping for a recall along with the likes of Armand Gnanduillet, Sam Togwell, Jamie Devitt, Ryan Edwards and Gary McSheffrey while fit-again club captain Ian Evatt still awaits his debut.

Ahead of the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, Cook said: "Last time we went into a big local game, it was against Rotherham. We let the supporters down and we let ourselves down. But we've evolved as a club since then and this is our next big test in terms of local rivalry.

"We know what it means to our supporters but we also know what it means to them to be top of the league and get promoted."

Ben Hutchinson is expected to be fit for the Stags when they make the short trip to face rivals Chesterfield.

Hutchinson (hamstring) was substituted as a precautionary measure early in the second half of the Stags' 3-0 home win over Northampton last weekend but the striker should be fit for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

Manager Paul Cox, who celebrated his 100th game in charge of Mansfield against the Cobblers, has no new problems.

Midfielder Chris Clements is in the early stages of his recovery from damaged knee ligaments while centre-half Martin Riley will serve the second game of a three-match suspension.

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld
Exeter v Torquay
Fleetwood v Wycombe
Hartlepool v Morecambe
Mansfield v Cheltenham
Newport v Burton Alb
Northamptn v Portsmouth
Plymouth v AFC W'don
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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