Mansfield will be missing the suspended Rob Taylor against Hartlepool.
Taylor was sent off in the first half of the win at AFC Wimbledon last weekend and the winger will begin a three-match ban on Boxing Day.
Stags boss Adam Murray, who has made five changes to his starting line-up in each of the last three games, could have another enforced change on his hands after Vadaine Oliver limped off injured at Kingsmeadow. Murray will make a check on the on-loan Crewe striker.
Lee Beevers was left out of the...