MANSFIELD Town boss Steve Evans believes his side will be facing one of the League Two promotion candidates when Swindon Town travel to the One Call Stadium on Saturday.

The Stags are level on points with Town, but two places above them on goal difference in ninth as the sides prepare to meet this weekend, but Evans believes David Flitcroft's men will be in the shake-up for honours come the end of the campaign.

Town slipped to their fifth defeat in 12 league matches with a last-gasp loss at Cheltenham on Saturday but Evans, himself approached by Town to take over in the summer before Flitcroft was appointed, told the Mansfield Chad: "He’ll (Flitcroft) have them organised, disciplined, hard working and he’s signed some good players.

“They’ve got some real good players down there.

“They lost to a late goal at Cheltenham on Saturday but performed a lot better than we did several days before.

“This is a top seven side at the end of the season coming here on Saturday.'

“We’ve always been able to deal with that in the past.

“It’s the sides at the opposite end that we’ve not had the consistency with.

“This is another big test.

“We’ve been strong here at the One Call Stadium and we need to be strong again because it is a big test.”