TEAM NEWS & PREVIEWS
Stags are likely to remain unchanged from last week's 6-1 thumping of Tranmere, when they travel to Peterborough for a high noon showdown tomorrow.
Stags will go above Barry Fry's outfit if they win at London Road, a feat not achieved since 1979.
Watkiss watched Posh's 2-1 defeat at Stockport on Tuesday.
"They look to get the ball down and pass it and that means we have to work as hard off the ball as we did on Saturday," he said.
"Jimmy Bullard is a key player for them as he pulls all the strings in midfield.
"We are in for a difficult game. I'm surprised to see them this low in the table."
MANSFIELD (probable): van Heusden, Clarke, Lever, Moore, Delaney, MacKenzie, Lawrence, Disley, Sellars, Christie, Larkin. Subs: J White, A White, Clark, Corden, Holyoak.
PETERBOROUGH (from): Tyler, Gill, Edwards, Burton, Rea, MacDonald, Joseph, Jelleyman, Newton, Bullard, Hyde, Farrell, Shield, Green, Clarke, Allen, Connor.
Burton back for Peterborough
Sagi Burton looks set to return for Peterborough against Mansfield Town after completing his three-game suspension.
The defender, who was sent off against Portsmouth, is likely to replace Simon Rea, who is struggling with a groin injury.
Leon McKenzie (ankle) is off his crutches but still a long way from fitness, while Jonathan Hunt (back) is a couple of weeks away from full fitness.
Posted by Martin Shaw
Latest | October 2002