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Preview: Fleetwood vs Stags

22 November 2013

Here’s everything that you need to know ahead of this Saturday’s clash with Fleetwood Town at Highbury…

TEAM NEWS:

Chris Clements, Martin Riley and Ryan Tafazolli all completed a full 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Huddersfield Town in midweek.

The trio are all in contention for a place in the starting line-up, as is Ollie Palmer, who has overcome a hamstring injury.

Frontman Ross Dyer could also feature in the match at Highbury, having returned to One Call Stadium this week, following a month-long loan at Hereford United.

Teenager James Alabi and midfielder Jamie McGuire are ruled out suspended, whilst there are doubts over both Jake Speight (knee) and Ben Hutchinson (groin).

Midfielder Jack Blake has also returned to Nottingham Forest, following his loan spell with us.

Meanwhile, Fleetwood could hand debuts to Nathan Tyson and Daniel Carr, both of whom have joined the club on loan this week.

Nevertheless, Jamille Matt remains sidelined with an ankle problem.


RECENT FORM:

Our side were beaten 3-1 by Oxford United at One Call Stadium in our last league outing.

Meanwhile, Fleetwood relinquished top spot in the division last weekend, as they succumbed to a surprising 1-0 defeat at lowly Northampton Town.

It was the Cod Army’s sixth loss of the campaign, and just the fourth occasion in which Graham Alexander’s side have failed to hit the target this term.

Nevertheless, they are the joint-highest scorers in Sky Bet League Two, having bagged 26 goals, which have been widely spread out amongst the squad. 

Jamille Matt is top scorer with five league strikes to his name, whilst David Ball, Jeff Hughes, Antoni Sarcevic and Steven Schumacher have all bagged three league goals.


PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

We have faced the Cod Army just six times in our history, with the first meeting being as recently as the 2010/11 campaign.

Our side haven’t scored in any of their three previous visits to Highbury, whilst we are still awaiting a first victory over the North-West side.

The last clash between the two teams saw Fleetwood emerge as 2-0 winners in March 2012. Shaun Beeley and Jamie Vardy were on the score-sheet that day.

Our full record against the Cod Army is as follows: Played 6, Won 0, Drew 2, Lost 4.


MATCH OFFICIALS:

Mr Scott Mathieson will referee this match. He will be ably assisted by Mr Simon Clayton and Mr Ben Toner. The fourth official is Mr Kevin Mattocks.


MATCH TICKETS:

Supporters can pre-purchase tickets from One Call Stadium until 4.00pm on Friday 22 November. Tickets can also be purchased at Fleetwood Town on matchday, but there is a slight price increase.

Our supporters will be housed in Block G of the Parkside Stand (Seating) and the Percy Ronson Stand (Terracing).

ADVANCE PURCHASES are priced as follows:

Parkside Stand – BLOCK G (Seating)

£18: Adults
£13: Senior Citizens (Over 65)
£10: Under 16s

Under 5s are also admitted free-of-charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Percy Ronson Stand (Terracing)

£16: Adults
£11: Senior Citizens (Over 65)
£8: Under 16s

Under 5s are also admitted free-of-charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.


MATCHDAY PURCHASES are priced as follows:

Parkside Stand – BLOCK G (Seating)

£20: Adults
£15: Senior Citizens (Over 65)
£12: Under 16s

Under 5s are also admitted free-of-charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Percy Ronson Stand (Terracing)

£18: Adults
£13: Senior Citizens (Over 65)
£10: Under 16s

Under 5s are also admitted free-of-charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.


TRAVEL DETAILS:

- By Road…

Leave the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood. As you reach the outskirts of Fleetwood, you will come to a roundabout with Blackpool and Fylde College on your left. Continue straight on towards Fleetwood and after the next roundabout, take the first left into Copse Road. After approximately one mile, as you pass Fleetwood Fire Station on your left, branch left and then turn left into Radcliffe Road (going back on yourself but parallel with Copse Road). Now, take the next right into Stanley Road and Highbury Stadium is at the bottom of this road on your left-hand side.

- By Rail…

Fleetwood is one of the largest town’s in the United Kingdom without a major rail station. The closest is at Poulton-le-Fylde, which is approximately five miles away. Nevertheless, most supporters will end up in Blackpool, where you can catch a tram towards Fleetwood. Alternatively, if travelling in a group, it may be better to catch a taxi from Blackpool (which should cost no more than £20). Bus services No.1 and No.14 also run from Blackpool towards Fleetwood at frequent intervals.

- Parking…

There is no parking for away fans at Highbury Stadium. Nevertheless, plenty of street parking is available in the nearby residential area.


COMMENTARY:

If you aren’t travelling to Highbury this weekend, you can listen to full-match commentary with Mark Stevenson and Jamie McGuire on both Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).

Furthermore, you can also hear full-match commentary in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, which is open from 12noon.

Mansfield 103.2’s ‘Stags FM’ show begins at 1.00pm. To subscribe to Stags Player, click here.

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