John Coleman has made six changes to the Accrington Stanley side that beat Bristol Rovers in League One last Saturday, as attention shifts to the Carabao Cup.

Stanley face Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium, kick-off at 7.45pm, and the boss has used the opportunity to give game-time to some of those in his squad who have yet to feature – as he suggested he would in his pre-match press conference.

Jonny Maxted starts in place Connor Ripley, after the Middlesbrough loanee made his Stanley debut at the weekend.

Summer signings Sam Finley, Will Wood and Matthew Platt all make their first starts for the Reds, with Piero Mingoia making his second debut after returning to the club.

Harvey Rodgers replaces Callum Johnson at right back, who joins Ben Richards-Everton and Jordan Clark on the bench.

Striker Billy Kee is absent after the birth of his second child earlier this afternoon.

 

Stanley: Maxted, Rodgers, Hughes, Platt, Wood, Finley, Conneely (C), Brown, Mingoia, McConville, Zanzala

Stanley subs: Ripley, Johnson, Richards-Everton, Nolan, Clark, Williams, Mangan

Mansfield Town: Olejnik, White, Benning, Pearce (C), MacDonald, Mellis, Khan, Butcher, Sweeney, Walker, Hamilton

Mansfield subs: Logan, Bishop, Davies, Atkinson, Sterling-James, Gibbens, Rose