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6th October 2003 21:39

mansfieldtown.net reports that Lee Williamson will be playing a full 90 minutes this afternoon in a friendly played at Glapwell against a touring Australian side who have already played Sheffield United, Wednesday, Rotherham and Doncaster. This will be first time Williamson has played since his operation and suspension and is set to test his match fitness. "It would have been unfair to Leroy and the rest of the lads to play him in a league game without today's game under his belt." Keith Culre told the official website.

Meanwhile the Stags will not be appealing the two sending off's at Abbey Stadium Keith Curle announced today: "Iyseden Christie was given his marching orders for two bookable offences which are unable to appeal against and Rhys Day's professional foul - well, we just have to accept it and get on with the rest of the season" Curle told mansfieldtown.net

Christie will miss both the York game and the LDV Stockport match as this was his second red card and Day will miss York ONLY, which couldn't have come at a better time for the Welsh centre back as he is set for International duty with Welsh Under21's against Serbia Montenegro on Saturday.

This game also saw boss Keith Curle taking ot the stands although he was not sent there.
"I was advised to leave the touchline and take a position in the stands. The referee didn't issue me with a red card so i do not have a touchline bn pending as some first thought. It was advisory only following a slight altercation with a police officer"

The Referee backed up Keith Curle's claim that it was the police officer who was at fault in the half time altercation between the two saying "The police officer used excessive force and language to diffuse a situation that was NOT out of control as Mr Curle came onto the pitch to approach me"

Other claims were made in the referee's report that Curle will have to answer to but this is all in hand he told the official site today. Talking about a similar incident at Vetch field in South Wales where questions have been asked of the Stags discipline Curle said:

"We have answered the questions about the Swansea game in which we had two players sent off and umpteen more booked - we feel that we were not alone in the brawl that resulted in most of these claims against us and the video shows that at least nine Swansea players were involved in the thick of it -  We have given our version of events to the FA so it is now a matter for them to respond to"

For more details, as always, visit http://www.mansfieldtown.net


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