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15th May 2004 18:56

BBC Nottingham online

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Updated 17.49pm 14.05.04
The Mansfield Town defender Tony Vaughan says manager Keith Curle shouldn't pick him for the play-off semi-final first leg this weekend. The former Nottingham Forest and Manchester City player has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, but is now available to play at Northampton on Sunday. Vaughan, though, believes Curle should stick with Adam Eaton at left back.

Updated 08.21am 14.05.04
As their third division play-off semi-final at Northampton Town draws ever closer, Mansfield Town have received some good news on the injury front. Earlier in the week, the Stags had fitness worries over a number of key players, but with the exception of striker Iyesden Christie, who's out for the season with a foot injury, all are now back in training.

Top scorer Liam Lawrence has recovered from illness, while young defender Alex John Baptiste's injured back has healed, Tom Curtis is over his ankle problem, and Wayne Corden's also returned - he had a knock to a knee. In addition, full backs Tony Vaughan and Bobby Hassell who missed last weekend's defeat by Northampton in division three with hamstring and calf injuries respectively, are also back in training. The Stags face the Cobblers at Sixfields on Sunday, with the return leg at Field Mill next Thursday, victory over the two legs would see them take on either Huddersfield Town or Lincoln City at Cardiff's Millenium Stadium at the end of the month.

Colin Fray will be joined by the former Stags striker Chris Greenacre for full-commentary from Sixfields on Sunday afternoon. Matchday starts at 2pm, and can be heard on 95.5FM, 1584AM and DAB Digital Radio.


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