Crewe Alexandra will look to make it back-to-back home wins when Mansfield Town visit Mornflake Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
The Railwaymen will aim to build on their 1-0 win over Crawley Town by making it two wins on the spin for the first time since their opening two fixtures this season.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be intent on making it four games unbeaten in the league.
Mansfield narrowly missed out on promotion to League One last term as they fell to a 3-0 defeat in the Play-Off Final against Port Vale.
In their last league encounter, they picked up all three points in a comprehensive 3-1 success at the expense of Doncaster Rovers.
Nigel Clough has been around the block for many years now, with his vast EFL experience being key to his appointment at Mansfield in November 2020.
Previously, the former Liverpool striker has managed Burton Albion (twice), Derby County and Sheffield United. A high point came in 2015-16 when he took Burton to the Championship.
Lee Bell: “They have an excellent manager, a great guy, he gets his players working for him and his teams play good football.
“They are an honest bunch of players who work hard, skilful with the ball and they will be a really tough opposition (to break down).”
Nigel Clough: “It's another away game, our third on the spin and four in the last five games.
“We’ve played well in those away fixtures and will look to continue that good form – losing Anthony Hartigan is a blow but we’ll work around it and stick another midfielder there.”
Crewe continue to be without Cristopher Long (ankle) and Charlie Colkett (hamstring), though Lachlan Brook could be in contention after recovering from an ankle injury.
Mansfield are expected to be without Anthony Hartigan (dislocated shoulder) and Hiram Boateng (fitness). They have no fresh injury concerns for the trip on Saturday.
Crewe hold the upper hand in the fixtures between both sides, having won on 32 occasions, drawing 20 times.
The Alex are on a three-game unbeaten streak against The Stags, with their last victory coming in March 2019, a 2-1 victory in Nottinghamshire courtesy of an 84th minute Callum Ainley winner.
Martin Woods will be the referee on Saturday, taking charge of an Alex match for the first time. It's only his seventh EFL fixture.
He will be assisted by Gary Hilton and Marvyn Amphlett, with Darren Wilding appointed as fourth official.
Elsewhere in League Two
Northampton Town v Stockport County; Barrow v Leyton Orient; Bradford City v AFC Wimbledon; Colchester United v Rochdale; Doncaster Rovers v Crawley Town; Grimsby Town v Swindon Town; Hartlepool United v Gillingham; Newport County AFC v Carlisle United; Stevenage v Harrogate Town; Sutton United v Salford City; Walsall v Tranmere Rovers.
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