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Preview: Mansfield Town vs Burton Albion

29 August 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match against Burton Albion at One Call Stadium…

TEAM NEWS

Striker Liam Hearn is the only definite absentee for Mansfield Town ahead of the visit of Burton Albion.

Defender Luke Jones may be included in the squad as he bids to overcome his recent injury troubles.


RECENT FORM

The Stags go into this match on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend.

However, Paul Cox’s team have won both league matches on home soil this term, beating Oxford United (2-1) and Newport County (1-0).

Burton Albion are unbeaten in 2014/15, having won five and drawn one of their first six matches.

The Brewers drew 1-1 at Newport County last Saturday, but were victorious against Oxford United (1-0), Dagenham & Redbridge (2-1) and Exeter City (1-0) in their first three league matches.

Gary Rowett’s team also pulled off a major shock in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, toppling Premier League Queens Park Rangers (1-0) at the Pirelli Stadium.


PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Mansfield haven’t scored a single goal in their four previous meetings with Burton.

The Brewers recorded an impressive ‘double’ in 2008/09 on their way to winning the Conference Premier. They won 1-0 in Staffordshire thanks to a goal by John McGrath and 2-0 in North Nottinghamshire with Greg Pearson and Marc Goodfellow on the score-sheet.

The most recent meeting between the two clubs came in Sky Bet League Two in 2013/14.

After Billy Kee grabbed the only goal in a 1-0 home win for Gary Rowett’s team in November, the reverse fixture on New Years Day finished goalless.

Our full record against Burton Albion is as follows: Played 4, Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 3.


OFFICIALS

The Football League have appointed Mr Darren Drysdale as the referee for this match.

The experienced referee will be ably assisted by Mr Nicholas Hopton and Mr Robert Massey-Ellis. The Fourth Official is Mr Neil Hair.

Mr Drysdale oversaw two of our matches in Sky Bet League Two last term – a 3-0 defeat at Southend United in November and a 1-0 home reverse to York City in March.


MATCH TICKETS

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 if they purchase and collect tickets before 5.00pm on Friday 29 August.

Tickets can also be bought online and printed at home via our new ticketing website, www.stagstickets.co.uk.

Away supporters are strongly advised not to travel to One Call Stadium if they aren’t in possession of a valid match ticket. No tickets can be sold to away supporters on matchdays under any circumstances.

ADVANCE PRICES & COLLECTIONS

£20: Adults
£15: Senior Citizens (60+), Students*
£10: Aged 7 to 16
FREE: Under 7s**

MATCHDAY PRICES & COLLECTIONS

£22: Adults
£17: Senior Citizens (60+), Students*
£12: Aged 7 to 16
FREE: Under 7s**

*To qualify, students must be in full-time education and in possession of a valid NUS card.
**Children aged six or under are only admitted to One Call Stadium free-of-charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.


PARKING

We have extremely limited parking spaces available at One Call Stadium, but some spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.


SANDY PATE SPORTS BAR

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

Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot/cold food, and other light refreshments can all be purchased in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, which is open from a restaurant post-match from 6.00pm.


PROGRAMME

Our 76-page matchday programme is packed full of exciting features for this match.

We have an exclusive interview with tough-tackling midfielder Jamie McGuire, the thoughts of boss Paul Cox and chairman John Radford, whilst Ollie Palmer talks us through his Stags A-Z.

Regular columnist Jon Griffin also catches up with an old face who played in our memorable FA Cup giant-killing victory over West Ham United in 1969 – and once locked horns with Pele.

There’s a comprehensive round-up in regards to the progress of our Development, Ladies and Youth teams and much, much more.

Programmes cost £3 and are available from sellers in and around One Call Stadium as well as our matchday retail unit, which is open around two hours before kick-off.

You can also download ‘The Stag’ to your Smartphone, laptop or PC. Visit www.matchdaydigital.co.uk for more information.


50/50 HALF-TIME 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.


SSA’s GOLDEN GOAL

Tickets for the SSA’s ‘Golden Goal’ competition are available pre-match from sellers inside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar.

Each ticket costs £1 and contains a unique number. The person who is in possession of a ticket in which the first goal is scored is the winner of a cash prize.


CLUB SHOP

Visit our club shop where you can find a wide-range of items ranging from replica shirts to footballs and soft toys – all great souvenirs to remember your visit to One Call Stadium.

The SSA’s special matchday pin badges can also be purchased around the ground for just £3.

If you can’t make this match, visit www.stagsclubshop.com to see a complete stock list.


TURNSTILES

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


TWITTER

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


COMMENTARY

If you can't be with us at One Call Stadium, you can hear exclusive full-match commentary on Stags Player (online).

Our regular commentary team of Nigel Pinnick and Martin Shaw will be on air from approximately 2.50pm.

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

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