Match preview: Barnet vs Stags
26th November 2015
By Nick Lough
Your comprehensive guide to this Saturday’s trip to Barnet in Sky Bet League Two (3pm).
Apart from defenders Nicky Hunt (hamstring), Corbin Shires (knee), Mal Benning (knee) and striker Chris Beardsley (shin), Stags’ boss Adam Murray has a fully-fit first-team squad to choose from for the trip to Barnet.
Teenager Zayn Hakeem was listed amongst the substitutes in Tuesday’s defeat to Exeter, as he followed in the same footsteps as team-mate Cain Smith by being involved in senior squad affairs this season.
Barnet will be without defender Andy Yiadom who has been handed a one-match ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in their midweek loss at Notts County.
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Goalkeeper Graham Stack (groin) remains a long-term absentee whilst defender Bira Dembele (knee) is also definitely out. Striker Kevin Lisbie could also return, having missed the last two games due to a hamstring problem.
After five matches without a victory, Stags ended their winless streak with an assured performance in their 3-1 defeat of Hartlepool United last Saturday.
However, Mansfield suffered a 2-0 defeat to Exeter City on Tuesday and unfortunately dropped out of the play-off spots for the first time since September.
Having put together a three-match winning streak against Oxford, Exeter and Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup, Barnet have failed to win any of their last three games.
It was an entertaining affair at Meadow Lane on Tuesday however the Bees were defeated 4-2 by Notts County, and currently lie in 18th position.
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