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Preview: Stags vs Spireites (JPT)

8 October 2013

Everything that you need to know about tonight's match with The Spireites.

Manager Paul Cox has hinted that he could make changes to his team for tonight's match with Chesterfield.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference yesterday, Cox said: "The game is an opportunity for me to give one or two players some game-time.

"The team might need freshening up a little bit, but not wholesale changes.

“It's a local derby in a cup competition, and I’m not a manager that will put out a weakened team. It’s a football match and we want to win it.”

To read more thoughts from our boss ahead of tonight's encounter, click here.


TEAM NEWS:

Defender Martin Riley has served a three-match suspension and is now available for selection.

Otherwise, apart from Chris Clements, who is sidelined with a knee injury, our boss has a full squad available to choose from.

The Spireites will be without playmaker Gary Roberts, who was sent-off in the reverse fixture at the Proact Stadium last week.


RECENT FORM:

Our side lost only their third match at One Call Stadium in 2013 on Saturday, as we were beaten by Hartlepool United.

The loss brought to an end an impressive eight-match unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two, which included a victory over Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

Meanwhile, The Spireites relinquished a three-goal advantage, as they were beaten 4-3 at Morecambe in their last outing.

Nevertheless, Paul Cook's side still top the Sky Bet League Two table.


PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Our side earned their first victory over The Spireites in more than a decade, just 10 days ago, with a 1-0 success at the Proact Stadium.

The last time we faced Chesterfield in a cup competition, was for an FA Cup First Round clash at Saltergate in November 2008.

Jamie Winter’s brace and a strike by Jamie Ward helped The Spireites record a 3-1 win. Nathan Arnold was our scorer.

The last 0-0 draw between the two teams was at Field Mill in April 1985.



One Call Stadium - General information about tonight's match.


TICKETS

Home supporters are reminded that tonight's match is ALL-TICKET and have until 4.00pm today (Tuesday 08 October) to purchase tickets.

The decision for sales to cease at 4.00pm is based on advice we received from North Nottinghamshire Police.

Prices are as follows:

£15 – Adults
£10 – Senior Citizens/Students*
£5 – Under 16s
FREE – Under 7s

*To qualify, students must be in full-time education and in possession of a valid NUS card.

Supporters of Chesterfield should not travel to One Call Stadium, if they are not in possession of a valid match ticket.

Visiting supporters will be housed in the North Stand.


PARKING

We have extremely limited parking available at One Call Stadium, so we advise supporters to park at the following locations:

Chesterfield supporters are asked to park in the Robin Hood Line Car Park (Nottingham-bound side), which is adjacent to Mansfield Railway Station. This is less than a five-minute walk from the North Stand turnstiles.

Mansfield Town supporters should park in the B&Q car park, which is located on Baums Lane/Nottingham Road. This is less than a five-minute walk from the Quarry Lane End.

The Sat-Nav code for One Call Stadium is: NG18 5DA.


SANDY PATE BAR

Our newly-refurbished Sandy Pate Bar will be open to home supporters only from midday.

Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot & cold food, and other light refreshments will be available to purchase from inside the Sandy Pate Bar.


PROGRAMME

‘The Stag’ will be available to purchase from programme booths outside One Call Stadium, and also in our club shop.

Our award-winning programme, which is priced at just £2.00, is an excellent read, packed full of interesting and exclusive content.

In this edition, we have talk to matchday announcer Alan Wilson, who is now in his 25th season as our PA man.

Elsewhere, former defender Colin Calderwood reveals his best xi, whilst we have all the very latest news from around One Call Stadium.

Regular columnists Jon Griffin, Matt Halfpenny and Tim Morriss also share their thoughts ahead of the big match.


50/50 DRAW

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

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is purchase a ticket from our sellers, who will be located in and around One Call Stadium from 6.00pm.

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


CLUB SHOP

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, which will be essential as we approach the cold winter months.

Alternatively, you can also visit our matchday club shop, adjacent to the Ian Greaves Stand and located next to the entrance for the Sandy Pate Bar.


TURNSTILES

Turnstiles at One Call Stadium will be opened at approximately 6.45pm.



COMMENTARY

If you can’t be with us at One Call Stadium tonight, 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 7.40pm.


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