TEAM NEWS FOR WIGAN GAME
Mansfield Town are still struggling with injuries ahead of their home clash with runaway leaders Wigan.
Neil Mackenzie is expected to be out for four weeks following an operation on his knee, while fellow midfielder Colin Larkin is seeking specialist treatment for a recurring hamstring injury.
Defenders Bobby Hassell (knee) and Allen Tankard (tendinitis) both came through a practice match but will play for the reserves on Wednesday before being considered for a return.
Scott Sellars faces a further week to 10 days out with an ankle injury, while player-boss Keith Curle is struggling with a calf problem.
BBC Nottingham online:
Updated 4.48pm, 27.01.03
Three Mansfield Town players have been seeing a specialist today to determine the full extent of their injuries. Scott Sellars, Alan Tankard and Bobby Hassell are all being assessed by the doctor in Manchester. The latter two will be hoping the examination gives them the all clear to be part of player-manager Keith Curle's immediate plans.
Mansfield Town are still struggling with injuries ahead of their home clash with Wigan.
Neil Mackenzie, Colin Larkin and Scott Sellars are out, while Bobby Hassell and Allen Tankard will play for the reserves on Wednesday before being considered for a return.
Player-boss Keith Curle is struggling with a calf problem, but Iyseden Christie and Lee Williamson return from suspension.
Wigan boss Paul Jewell is expected to name the same starting line-up he employed at Swindon.
The Latics lost for the first time in the league since August 31 at the County Ground, where they went down 2-1, and the same 11 players have the chance to put matters right.
Neil Roberts will return to the bench following his one-match ban, while Lee McCulloch plays his last match before sitting out the home clash with Cheltenham after reaching five bookings.
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