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17:33 28th October 2016

Match preview: Stags vs Stevenage

Mansfield Town welcome Stevenage to One Call Stadium this Saturday (3.00pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture. 

Team news

Speaking at Thursday morning's news conference, Stags' manager Adam Murray revealed that midfielder Jamie McGuire and defender George Taft have both returned to training following their respective dead leg and hamstring problems, but neither are likely to be available for Saturday's match. 

Stevenage are expected to be without defender Dean Wells, striker Tyler Walker and winger Jobi McAnuff for Saturday's trip to One Call Stadium. 

Wells is missing with a groin injury, Nottingham Forest loanee Walker is suffering from a knee problem, whilst McAnuff is expected to be out for 'a couple of weeks' with a toe injury. 

Recent form

Stags are currently on a six-match unbeaten run which stretches all the way back to the 1-1 draw against Accrington Stanley at the end of September. 

Since then, Adam Murray's men have recorded two wins and three draws in all competitions, including the thrilling 3-1 victory over local rivals Notts County. 

Mansfield go in to Saturday's match on the back of a hard-fought draw away at Luton Town last weekend. 

Stevenage have just one win in their last seven matches, and that came away against Morecambe a fortnight ago. 

The Boro are perching just above the Sky Bet League Two relegation places, just one point ahead of Exeter City and six ahead of rock-bottom Newport County. 

Previous meeting

Stags 'did the double' over Stevenage last season, scoring twice on both occasions. 

The game at the Lamex Stadium in September 2015 ended 2-0 to Adam Murray's side thanks to goals from defender Ryan Tafazolli and midfielder Jack Thomas as the Stags continued their good start to the season. 

In the return fixture in January of this year, new loan signing James Baxendale was the star of the show as his exquisite curling effort from 20 yards secured a 2-1 victory for the Stags. 


Match officials

Mr Mark Heywood will take charge of the fixture and he will be assisted by Matthew Bristow and Michael Denton. The fourth official will be Ravel Cheosiaua. 

Mr Heywood last took charge of a Stags' match in our 2-1 home victory against Morecambe last season. 


The fixture against Stevenage is all-ticket for away fans, however home supporters can purchase tickets on the day of the game. 

For all ticket information, click here


We'll be tweeting build-up, team news, live text commentary and post-match reaction from our twitter feed (@mansfieldtownfc).

Matchday live

Supporters can view all of our social media updates on our MATCHDAY LIVE thread on 

Stags Wall

All of our social media posts will appear on the Stags Wall.


Supporters can listen to full-match commentary on Stags PlayerHD from 2.50pm. 

Fancy a flutter?

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