Mansfield Town v Northampton Town team news

Zander Diamond remains out of action for the Cobblers with a hamstring injury
Zander Diamond remains out of action for the Cobblers with a hamstring injury

Zander Diamond will remain sidelined for at least two more weeks with the hamstring strain he suffered in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Morecambe.

The central defender came off on the stroke of half-time with a recurrence of an injury which has troubled him since prior to Christmas.

No return date is being scheduled for Diamond, who initially picked up the injury in the first half of the defeat at Tranmere on December 28.

Ben Tozer replaced the Scotsman during Saturday’s game but Ryan Cresswell returned to the side at Hartlepool after completing his one-game suspension for the sending-off at Accrington.

Kaid Mohamed remains out for around another month after foot surgery and Ian Morris will not return until the summer due to a knee issue which has also been operated on.