WILLIAMSON SUSPENDED FOR CHESTERFIELD GAME
Evening Post, 08 January 2003
Mansfield Town have been dealt another blow to preparations for the derby clash with Chesterfield with the news that midfielder Lee Williamson will be ruled out through suspension.
The 20-year-old picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 2-0 defeat at Crewe on New Year's Day and will be serving a one-match ban.
The news comes after Iyseden Christie's sending-off in the same game, which means he will also miss the match at Saltergate a week on Saturday.
However, assistant manager John Gannon remains optimistic that both Andy White and Colin Larkin will be able to start training on Thursday and put themselves in the frame for the visit of Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
White limped out of the 4-2 victory over Stockport County on Boxing Day with an ankle injury and Larkin pulled up with a hamstring problem in the 1-0 defeat at Brentford two days later.
Gannon said: "We are hoping to get both Andy and Colin back in the next couple of days.
"Hopefully, they will be able to get back on Thursday to put themselves into contention.
"We just have to make sure we are prepared and, come three o'clock on Saturday, we are firing on all cylinders."
Tickets for the clash at Saltergate, which has been brought forward to an 11am kick-off, will go on sale to season-ticket holders and Stags Supporters Association members at 10am tomorrow.
Any remaining tickets will go on general sale at 9am the following day and will be restricted to a maximum of two per person.
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