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Preview: Dag & Red vs Mansfield

22 August 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture away to Dagenham & Redbridge...

TEAM NEWS

Striker Liam Hearn is the only player who is definitely ruled out of this clash for Mansfield Town.

The 28-year-old, who joined the club from Grimsby Town in the summer, underwent a knee cartilage operation yesterday and is expected to be sidelined until Christmas.


RECENT FORM

The Stags go into this match having won their last two matches.

Adam Murray’s late strike earned Paul Cox’s team a 2-1 victory over Oxford United last Saturday, before Chris Clements scored the only goal in a 1-0 home win over Newport County on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Dagenham & Redbridge also registered their first points of the campaign in midweek – winning 2-0 up at troubled Hartlepool United thanks to goals from Luke Howell and Abu Ogogo.

The Stags are currently 9th in the Sky Bet League Two table, whilst Dagenham & Redbridge are in 18th spot.


PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Our team took four points from two meetings with Dagenham & Redbridge last season.

Sam Clucas, Jamie McGuire and Matt Rhead were on the score-sheet in a 3-0 win at One Call Stadium in August, before the reverse fixture in March finished goalless.

The East Londoners’ last win over Mansfield Town was on the final day of the 2007/08 season. Ben Strevens and Paul Benson as Dagenham & Redbridge won 2-0 on home soil.

Our full record against the Daggers is as follows: Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 2.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Mr Jeremy Simpson has been appointed by the Football League as the referee for this match. He will be assisted by Mr Graham Kane and Mr Christopher O'Donnell. The Fourth Official is Mr Carl Fitch.


MATCH TICKETS

Supporters should 'pay on the day' at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium.

We will be housed in the Traditional Builders Stand, which can accommodate up to 1,200 supporters.

Admission details are as follows:

£21 - Adults
£15 - Concessions
£12 - Juniors (Aged 10 - 16)
FREE - Under 10s*

*Must be purchased in advance of matchday with an adult ticket.

Please note that no tickets are available in advance from One Call Stadium. Supporters wishing to take advantage of the offer for Under 10s should contact Dagenham & Redbridge on 020 8592 1549 (Extension 21).

Dagenham & Redbridge have the following opening hours: Friday (3.00pm - 6.00pm).


TRAVEL DETAILS

- By Road…

Follow the M25 clockwise until junction 27 and take the M11 towards London. Proceed along the M11 and when the road splits at the end of the motorway, follow signs for A406 South & A13. After five miles, take the slip road on the left (signposted A13 Dagenham, Tilbury and Southend). Go under the underpass and over the flyover and with the leisure complex on your left, bear left onto the A1306 (signposted Dagenham East). At the fifth set of traffic signals close to a McDonalds restaurant, turn left onto the A1112 (Ballards Road). Continue straight until you reach the Bull Roundabout, where you need to bear left and go past Dagenham East Tube Station. The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium is the fifth turning on the left-hand side.

- By Tube…

Supporters should take a District Line (Eastbound) service from Central London and alight at Dagenham East. This station is only a five-minute walk from the stadium and is well-signposted.

- Parking…

Unfortunately, there is no parking available at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium. Nevertheless, plenty of street parking is available nearby, including on the main Rainham Road.


TWITTER

Follow us on Twitter (@MansfieldTownFC) for comprehensive pre-match coverage and minute-by-minute updates throughout the match.


COMMENTARY

If you aren’t travelling to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium, you can hear full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).

You can also enjoy full-match commentary in the company of other supporters by visiting the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, which is open from midday.

To subscribe to Stags Player, click here.

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