Stags keeper blow
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Pilkington fractured his wrist in Saturday's defeat to fellow Second Division strugglers Cheltenham Town.
An X-ray confirmed the injury and Pilkington now faces two months on the sidelines.
The Stags have endured a torrid start to life in Division Two and prop up the table.
Former Manchester United shot-stopper Pilkington has been busy between the posts, conceding 35 goals in 11 appearances.
But Stags boss Stuart Watkiss has absolved Pilkington of any blame for the club's dire start and believes if it was not for the 28-year-old's presence, their advent to the campaign would be even worse.
With only 16-year-old Jason White as back-up, Watkiss is expected to raid the transfer market for an experienced keeper before the weekend trip to Northampton.