Mansfield manager Duncan Russell looks to loan market

Duncan Russell
Russell was named Stags boss in December

Mansfield Town boss Duncan Russell hopes to bring in one or two loan signings to help his injury-hit squad.

The Stags only had three players on the bench for Tuesday's defeat at Crawley.

And they face a hectic end-of-season run-in, with 10 Blue Square Bet Premier fixtures to fulfil in April and an FA Trophy final date at Wembley on 7 May.

Russell told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We are unlucky to have so many out injured at one time so we have to strengthen. We need more strength in depth."