BURY WILL NOT BE POSTPONED
Stags Easter Monday match NOT postponed
THE Stags trip to Bury on Easter Monday will go ahead as planned, kick-off 3pm.
It had been thought the match might be hit by three international call-ups for Bury players.
But in the end just two players have been selected for international duty next week.
Two Bury players - David Buchanan and Darren Randolph - had already been called up for Northern Ireland and Ireland last week.
And Bryan Flynn was expected to call up a third, Nicky Adams, when he named his Wales Under 21 team on Monday.
But Adams was not selected and so the Shakers can not ask for their match with the Stags to be postponed.
Football League rules state that a club can apply to have a game postponed if they have three players called up to international duty.
Shakers wait on international riddle
By Marc Iles
THE Shakers will find out on Monday if they must pursue a plan to postpone their game with Mansfield Town on March 24.
Two players - David Buchanan and Darren Randolph - have already been called up for international duty, and John Toshack could call up a third, Nicky Adams, when he names his Welsh Under-21 team on Monday lunchtime.
If that proves to be the case, Alan Knill is expected to call for the game to pushed back to the following Tuesday.
advertisementBuchanan is set to earn his 14th international cap for Northern Ireland Under-21s when they take on Romania on March 26.
Wales face Bosnia-Herzegovina on the same day, while Randolph has been named in the Ireland squad to take on Montenegro 24 hours earlier.
Football League rules state that a club can apply to have a game postponed if they have three players called up to international duty. There may, however, be some issue over the fact that keeper Randolph is only on loan from Charlton Athletic.
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