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25th February 2008 21:49

Mansfield v Bury
Mansfield manager Billy Dearden will pick from an unchanged squad for the visit of Bury.
Rory Boulding recovered from a stomach bug to take part in light training but will not be considered for selection by manager Dearden.

Bury will be without defender Ben Futcher who is serving the second of a two-match ban.

Defender Paul Morgan is working his way back from a torn hamstring but boss Alan Knill has no other team concerns


Mansfield manager Billy Dearden will pick from an unchanged squad for the visit of Bury despite Rory Boulding's recovery from illness.
Boulding, younger brother of Stags top scorer Michael, was overlooked for the defeat by Chester after spending much of the week suffering with a stomach bug.

He has resumed training but will not be included against the Shakers, missing out along with long-term injury victims Martin McIntosh (calf) and Alex John-Baptiste.

Dearden, whose side are second bottom of the table, has tried to alleviate the pressure on his players by insisting the game against a team who are only two places and four points above them is not a 'must-win' match.

"It is a very big game, but I don't want to put more pressure on us by saying we have got to win it," said Dearden. "It is too early to say 'must-win' - we have a chance of putting another three points on the board and that is what we are looking to do.

"What is a 'must-win' game anyway? We have 15 matches left to get X number of points. We might get them this week or in the last two weeks of the season, though I admit that the sooner we get them the better."


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