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Preview: Sheff. Wed v Stags

11 August 2015

Everything you need to know ahead of the Stags’ trip to Sheffield Wednesday for their Capital One Cup tie.


TEAM NEWS:

Mansfield got through their opening day draw with Carlisle United unscathed, with just Lee Collins likely to miss tonight’s game with a knock. 

The Owls’ boss, Carlos Carvalhal has promised to field his strongest XI, however he has suggested that he will rest players who are not 100% fit. This means the likes of Jack Hunt and Ross Wallace may not be considered for selection in this evening’s game.

RECENT FORM:

Bristol City were the first visitors to Hillsborough this season as Wednesday opened their campaign with a 2-0 win against the Championship new-boys thanks to goals from summer-signing Lewis McGugan and defender, Tom Lees.

Stags started their season with a solid 1-1 draw against Carlisle United at One Call Stadium on Saturday, and Adam Murray’s side will be looking to get their first win of the season in this evening’s tie.

Adam Murray's men will be looking to go one better in the Capital One Cup this year against The Owls after losing out to their Steel City rivals, Sheffield United, in the first round of last year’s competition, 2-1. 

Wednesday on the other hand managed to reach the third round after wins against Notts County and then-Premier League side Burnley before losing 7-0 to last season's holders, Manchester City.  

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

The last time the two sides met was all the way back in the 1990/1991 season when Wednesday ran out 2-0 winners in an FA Cup tie at Field Mill. 

Prior to that, the most recent game at Hillsborough was a 0-0 draw in the old Third Division in the 1979/1980 season.

The two clubs have only met nine times in their history and over the years, the Stags have been more successful winning four and drawing four, with Wednesday managing just that one FA Cup win.

MATCH OFFICIALS:

Mark Brown is this evening’s referee at Hillsborough and he will be assisted by Helen Byrne and Michael Hanley. Peter Bankes makes up the officiating team as the fourth official.

Mr Brown’s most recent game in charge of the Stags was last season’s 1-0 home win against Plymouth Argyle.

MATCH TICKETS:

This is an ALL-TICKET match for all supporters, however tickets are available to be purchased from the Sheffield Wednesday ticket office. The Owls have advised supporters to get down to the ground early to avoid long queues.

Tickets are priced are as follows: £12 Adults, £6 Concessions (Senior Citizens (65+), Under 17s).

STAGS WALL/TWITTER:

You can follow regular upodates from Hillsborough via the Stags Wall or via Twitter, (@MansfieldTownFC), for pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates on the match.

COMMENTARY:

You can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).



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