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Match preview: Mansfield Town v Rovers

A look ahead to tonight's pre-season clash against the League Two Stags at Field Mill...

17 July 2019

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Rovers take on Mansfield Town this evening in the second friendly outing of pre-season so far.

Following on from victory against Barrow a couple of weeks ago, Mowbray's men will face a sterner threat against the Stags, who reached the League Two play-offs last season under former manager David Flitcroft.

The hosts could include former Rovers Academy graduate Willem Tomlinson in their lineup, and the midfielder could well be up against a number of former youth team-mates tonight.

Dan Butterworth and John Buckley are both part of the travelling contingent and the latter could directly face off against Tomlinson in central midfield.

Mowbray is expected to take a strong squad to Nottinghamshire, with the likes of Charlie Mulgrew, Darragh Lenihan and Bradley Dack all set to appear.

New signings Stewart Downing and Bradley Johnson are both set to play a part against John Dempster's side, but fellow new boy Sam Gallagher won't.

The forward appeared for the final 45 minutes against Macclesfield Town earlier today in a behind closed doors friendly at the Rovers Academy.

There was also a runout today for Ryan Nyambe, who played his first game since representing Namibia at the African Cup of Nations earlier this summer.

Charlie Adam bagged a brace against the League Two side, before Joe Nuttall made the score safe with a curling effort late on in the game. The Rovers team can be seen below:

Rovers: Hilton, Platt, Doyle (Nyambe, 56, Wharton, Thompson, Adam, Butterfield, Davenport (White, 33), Chapman (Gallagher, 46), Vale (Mols, 62), Nuttall.

Kick-off this evening against the Stags is at 7.30pm. If you can't make the game then you can follow all the action across our social media channels.

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