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One Call Stadium (ATT 3,334) 19th April 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Hegley

Mansfield Mansfield Town vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

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Stags will be looking to tame the Shrews

Last Updated: 18/04/08 4:27pm

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Holland: Mansfield remain in trouble

Holland: Mansfield remain in trouble

Mansfield continue to languish in the relegation places, while Shrewsbury are already all-but safe.

The Stags sit second from bottom in the table and have picked up just two victories in their last 13 league games, a run which sees them four points adrift of safety.

Shrewsbury should have done enough to maintain their League Two status for next season, but need a point to make absolutely sure.

Duo in contention

Mansfield manager Paul Holland hopes to have goalkeeper Carl Muggleton and top scorer Michael Boulding available for the crucial clash.

Veteran Muggleton missed the goalless draw against Macclesfield last Saturday with a bruised thumb, while Boulding limped off after an hour at Moss Rose after suffering an ankle injury.

Both players resumed training this week and would be likely to start against the Daggers should they continue to feel no ill-effects.

Meanwhile, defender Gareth Jelleyman could be a surprise inclusion in the Stags' squad.

Holland ruled Jelleyman out in midweek following the 27-year-old's Achilles injury at Macclesfield.

However, on Thursday the Mansfield boss said: "Gareth is coming along a lot better than hoped and, although it is going to be touch and go, he could be back."

Lee returns

Shrewsbury boss Paul Simpson is set to be boosted by the return of on-loan Doncaster defender Graeme Lee for the trip to Field Mill.

Lee has missed the last two games after he had 20 stitches in his mouth following a challenge in the defeat to Chesterfield at the beginning of the month.

Striker Kelvin Langmead (knee) and on-loan defender Martin Riley (knee ligaments) are struggling to overcome their respective injuries and could miss out once again.

However, midfielder David Hunt is back in training after a hip injury and will be hoping for a place in the squad.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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