After a penalty in the 53rd minute, Mansfield lost at home by Barrow in the last round of League Two. This was their 8 consecutive matches without a win (3 draws and 5 losses). They didn’t start well in the EFL Trophy either, with the 3:1 away defeat at Harrogate. Coach Nigel Clough finds today’s match as an ideal opportunity to rest key players in view of Saturday’s crucial match against Oldham. Top scorer Hawkins (10/3), Maris (10/1), McLaughlin (10/0), and Clarke (9/1) will be rested, while Stirk (5/0), Perch (4/0), Nartey (2/0), and Forrester are injured. Sheffield Wednesday is in the middle of the standings in League One, and for now they have solid season behind them. This is an ideal opportunity to score another victory and secure their place in the play-offs.