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Preview: Stags vs Exiles

8 March 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's match with Newport County at One Call Stadium.

TEAM NEWS

Manager Paul Cox could welcome back James Jennings (quad) and Martin Riley (calf) for Saturday’s match. The duo featured in a behind-closed-doors match away to Alfreton Town in midweek.


RECENT FORM

Our team currently occupy 20th position in Sky Bet League Two having accumulated 39 points from 34 matches, but could climb as many as five places with a victory on Saturday.

In our last match we were held to a 0-0 draw away to mid-table Dagenham & Redbridge. To watch highlights from that match, click here.

Our team are just five points behind Newport County, who moved up to 10th position after their 0-0 draw with Fleetwood Town on Tuesday. To watch highlights from that match, click here.


PREVIOUS MEETINGS

The reverse fixture between the two teams at Rodney Parade back in September was a ferociously fought clash, which finished in a 1-1 draw. 

Chris Zebroski’s opener for Newport on the half-hour mark was cancelled by Sam Clucas’ header midway through the second half.

Newport’s last trip to One Call Stadium came on the opening day of last season. The Exiles were 4-3 winners courtesy of goals from Ismail Yakubu, Tony James, Aaron O’Connor and Jefferson Louis.

However, in September 2011, we hammered the Welsh outfit 5-0 in North Nottinghamshire. Winger Louis Briscoe scored twice and claimed three assists on that memorable day.


OFFICIALS

The Football League has appointed Mr Andy Davies as the referee for this match. He will be assisted by Mr Michael Denton and Mr Dean Treleaven. The Fourth Official is Mr Chris Sarginson.


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 from One Call Stadium before 5.00pm on Friday 07 March.

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

ADVANCE PRICES & COLLECTIONS

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

MATCHDAY PRICES & COLLECTIONS

£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, providing 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 noon.

Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot/cold food, and other light refreshments can all be purchased in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar.

Saturday’s live TV schedule is as follows: Arsenal vs Everton (12.45pm), Chelsea vs Spurs (5.30pm).

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

On matchdays, only supporters with a valid match ticket can enter the Sandy Pate Sports Bar before 5.00pm. The bar re-opens to the general public afterwards.

To book a private booth in the SPSB for Saturday’s match, e-mail sales@mansfieldtown.net or call 01623 482482.


MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

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

In this edition, we catch up with teenager Michael Cain, who made his Football League debut in our last home match following his loan switch from Leicester City.

Columnist Jon Griffin reminisces about a popular Welshman who lit up North Nottinghamshire and also represented Saturday’s opponents, Newport County, during his playing career.

In ‘Going for Gold’, the Quarter-Finals begin with a clash between Alan Marriott and Jamie McGuire, but who will boast enough knowledge to progress to the final four?

We also reflect on our young guns’ progress in the FCYA (Midland Division), and take a look at how our ladies team are on the verge of survival in the Midland Combination League.

There are five pages dedicated to our opponents from South Wales, along with all the very latest news from One Call Stadium – including how you can get your Season Ticket for next term.

‘The Stag’ is priced at just £3.00 and is available to buy from sellers located in and around the stadium.

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

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.

We have several items on sale including Hoodies (£20), Trapper Hats (£12) and Diamond Coats (£45). The SSA’s special match pin badges are also available for just £3.

You can buy any of these items and much, much more, from our club shop or matchday retail outlet, which is situated adjacent to the Ian Greaves Stand.

If you can’t make this match, visit www.stagsclubshop.com to see what else we have in stock.


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 listen to exclusive full-match commentary on Stags Player (online).

Our regular commentary team of Nigel Pinnick, Martin Shaw and Steve Hartshorn 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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