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Preview: Stags vs Shrimps

30 November 2013

Everything that you need to know ahead of our Sky Bet League Two clash with Morecambe at One Call Stadium...


Defender Ritchie Sutton will be sidelined until the New Year, having sustained a thigh injury in our midweek defeat at Burton Albion.

Midfielder Lee Stevenson also took a knock in the clash at the Pirelli Stadium, whilst Jamie McGuire is ruled out through suspension.

That means we could hand a debut to right-back Darryl Westlake, who has joined us on loan from Sheffield United.

The visitors, meanwhile, could hand a start to talisman Jack Redshaw, who has played just 38 minutes of competitive so far this campaign.

Redshaw, was Morecambe’s top scorer with 15 goals last term, but suffered a hip injury back in pre-season.

Defender Andrew Wright and midfielder Andy Fleming are both available for selection, after missing the Shrimps’ match at York City through suspension.


Our team are without a victory in five attempts on home soil, whilst Morecambe have won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions.

The Shrimps, who currently occupy 11th position in the Sky Bet League Two table, earned a point from a goalless draw with York City in midweek.

Jim Bentley’s men have already won four times on the road this term, with their most recent coming at Burton Albion earlier this month.

In the scoring charts, Sam Clucas has found the net on 10 occasions, whilst Padraig Amond and Kevin Ellison lead the way for Morecambe, having netted five goals apiece.


Our two previous meetings with Morecambe came in the 2007/08 campaign.

The Shrimps were victorious on both occasions – winning 3-1 at Christie Park, before earning a 2-1 success in North Nottinghamshire.


Mr Lee Collins has been appointed as referee this match. He will be ably assisted by Mr Mark Astley and Mr Joe Clark. The Fourth Official is Mr Michael D'Aguilar.


Home supporters can purchase tickets up to 3.00pm on matchdays.

Supporters, who wish to take advantage of a pre-purchase discount, can do so today, if they purchase and collect tickets from One Call Stadium before 5.00pm.

Away supporters should not travel to One Call Stadium if they aren’t in possession of a valid ticket. No tickets will be sold to away supporters on matchdays.


£18 – Adults
£13 – Senior Citizens/Students*
£8 – Aged 7 to 16


£20 – Adults
£15 – Senior Citizens/Students*
£10 – Aged 7 to 16

*To qualify, students must be in full-time education and in possession of a valid NUS card. Senior Citizens are defined as 60+.

Children aged six or under are admitted to One Call Stadium free-of-charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.


We have extremely limited parking available at One Call Stadium.

This is due to ongoing development work at the side of the Ian Greaves Stand, which will see the building of a new 3G training facility.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.


The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will be open to supporters from noon.

Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot & cold food, and other light refreshments can all be purchased here.

Don't forget that with our ‘Sweet Saturday’ offer, you can claim a free desert when you purchase any main course meal.

Our live TV schedule is as follows: AFC Bournemouth vs Brighton & Hove Albion (12.15pm), Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion (5.30pm).


Our award-winning matchday programme, ‘The Stag’ will be on sale before this match.

In this edition, we have an exclusive interview with Chris Clements, who marked his return to the team with his first goal in the Football League last Saturday.

Elsewhere, Alex Baptiste selects his best XI from his time with us, whilst Ross Dyer and Alan Marriott go head-to-head in the big quiz.

We also have all the very latest news from around the club, whilst Matt Halfpenny, Tim Morriss and Jon Griffin continue their regular columns.

‘The Stag’, which is priced at just £3, is available to purchase from programme booths, the club shop and from sellers inside One Call Stadium.

50/50 DRAW

Supporters can win a fantastic cash prize in our 50/50 matchday draw.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is purchase a ticket from our sellers, who will be located in and around One Call Stadium from 1.00pm.

The 50/50 draw takes place at half-time.


Why not pay a visit to our club shop, where you can find a wide-range of Stags-related merchandise, suitable for supporters of all ages.

Amongst items available are replica shirts, polo shirts, hats, scarves and seat warmers, all of which will make ideal Christmas presents.

Alternatively, you could also visit our matchday retail outlet, adjacent to the Ian Greaves Stand and located next to the entrance for the Sandy Pate Sports Bar.


Turnstiles at One Call Stadium will be opened at approximately 2.00pm.


Follow us on Twitter, @MansfieldTownFC, for comprehensive coverage and minute-by-minute updates on the match.


If you can’t be with us at One Call Stadium for this match, you can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online).

To subscribe to Stags Player, where there will also be post-match reaction, click here.

Our regular commentary team of Nigel Pinnick, Martin Shaw and Steve Hartshorn will bring you live coverage from 2.50pm.

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