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6th April 2002 11:55

This afternoon will see some changes to the team line up, the most noticeable young Lee Williamson will be on the bench for the Start.

Williamson has started 47 consecutive games this season and achieved so much in this time. The 19 year old mid fielder who was virtually unknown at the beginning of this season has won himself a place in the PFA representative team along with team mate Chris Greenacre.

Stags boss, Stuart Watkiss says "to get into the PFA representative in your first full season of professional football is an absolutely brilliant achievement – I don't know the other players named but I wouldn't mind betting that none are in there full season, I am really proud of Leroy".

Watkiss who realises that it is looking more and more likely that Mansfield will have to play in the PLAY OFFS wants Williamson to rest up as "he will be instrumental in the clubs progression – that is the only reason for Leroy being on the for this match".

Lee who was devastated by the news that he was starting in the home showdown against Bristol Rovers has been involved in some of the seasons most exciting play, will be surely missed on Today.

Other Changes, the injured Les Robinson who received a Calf injury at Luton on Monday will be sitting the game out, Being replaced as captain by 22 year old Bobby Hassell.

On the Bench along side Williamson will be the well rested Allen Tankard who is returning to the first team after a long spell out and Rookie Jamie Clarke who caught the eye of the management team in his Luton Town Debut last Monday.

The official Lineup:

1 Kevin Pilkington, 12 Bobby Hassell (Captain), 15 Stuart Reddington, 6 Adam Barrett, 3 Martin Pemberton, 7 Scott Sellars, 18 Adam Murray, 20 Craig Disley, 11 Wayne Corden, 10 Chris Greenacre, 22 Andy White
SUBS: 24 Lee Williamson, 8 David Kelly, 13 Michael Bingham, 21 Jamie Clarke, 14 Allen Tankard
Source: mansfieldtown.net


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