Your comprehensive guide to this evening’s local derby against Notts County.TEAM NEWS:
Mansfield are sweating on the fitness of striker Matt Green ahead of tonight’s game, as he took a knock prior to Tuesday’s Capital One Cup fixture against Sheffield Wednesday. The only other absentee from Adam Murray’s squad is Lee Collins, who has been out for both of the Stags’ opening two fixtures.
Notts County will be without both Mawouna Amevor and Gill Swerts due to suspension. Amevor was dismissed during Notts’ 2-1 win in the Capital One Cup against Huddersfield for deliberate handball, while Swerts was sent off for violent conduct in the Magpies’ opening-day win at Stevenage.
The Stags will be looking to build on their opening-day draw with Carlisle United.
County meanwhile have enjoyed a 100% start to the season, scoring four goals in the process, after beating Stevenage 2-0 and Huddersfield (Capital One Cup) 2-1 in mid-week.
The sides most previous meeting was in last season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round where the Nottingham side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Ronan Murray and Jake Cassidy.
Preceding last season’s game, the clubs last met back in the 2007/2008 campaign when they played out a 0-0 draw at Meadow Lane after Stags won 2-0 in the fixture in Mansfield.
OVERALL RECORD: Won: 14, Draw: 13, Lost: 17
Tim Robinson will take charge of the teams at Meadow Lane this evening and will be assisted by Jason Whiteley and Steven Finch. David Benton completes the quartet as Fourth Official.
The Stags fans may remember Mr Robinson from last season’s 1-0 defeat at home to Shrewsbury.
This is an ALL-TICKET match for all supporters, and tickets will go OFF sale at 12pm today. Notts County have advised that no tickets will be available to purchase at Meadow Lane. Ticket collections from One Call Stadium can be made up until 4pm.
Tickets are priced are as follows:
£15 Senior Citizens (60 years and above)
£15 Young Adults (aged 18-21)
£6 Under 18s
You can follow us on Twitter, (@MansfieldTownFC), for pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates on the match.
You can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).
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