Your comprehensive guide to tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Firstg Round tie at Meadow Lane (7.45pm)
Adam Murray’s men returned from Saturday’s victory over York City with no fresh injury concerns ahead of the first round of our Johnstone’s Paint Trophy campaign.
Winger Matty Blair is back in training but a return to the squad may be too soon whilst goalkeeper Scott Shearer is still recovering from a virus.
Notts County will welcome back Stanley Aborah into their matchday squad after he served a one-match suspension for receiving five cautions. Midfielder Liam Noble will complete his three-match ban after being dismissed against Accrington Stanley three games ago. The only injury concern for the Magpies is full-back Elliott Hewitt, who picked up a hamstring injury in last week’s Capital One Cup loss against Aston Villa.
The Stags will be looking to continue their good run of form following their away win against York City on Saturday and last week’s draw against Oxford United.
County have struggled for form ever since the Stags’ fantastic 2-0 victory in the League just two weeks ago. They’ve picked up just one point since that defeat, a 1-1 draw against Accrington Stanley, losing their other three games..
Stags’ fans will need no reminder about the sides’ most recent meeting; that memorable 2-0 win thanks to goals from Chris Clements and Ryan Tafazolli just over two weeks ago.
Tonight’s game is a repeat of last season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round fixture, in which the Nottingham side progressed with a 2-0 win, courtesy of goals from Ronan Murray and Jake Cassidy.
OVERALL RECORD: WON: 12 DRAW: 12 LOST: 16
Tonight’s referee is Richard Clark and he will be assisted by Ryan Johnson and Ricky Wootton, with Steven Ruchton undertaking the fourth official’s duties.
Experienced referee, Clark, last took charge of the Stags at the beginning of last season in our 2-1 home win against Oxford United.
Supporters can purchase tickets right up until kick-off at Meadow Lane, however they are also available to be purchased from the Stags’ ticket office until 12pm.
Tickets are priced are as follows:
Seating (Jimmy Sirrel Stand):
Under 18: £2.00
Concessions are: Young Adult 18-21 years of age, Senior 60 years and above
Disabled supporters should contact the club on 01623 482 482.
STAGS WALL/ TWITTER:
Updates on tonight's match can be viewed on our official Stags' Wall
You can also follow us on Twitter, (@MansfieldTownFC), for pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates on the match. Supporters can also view all of our social media activity on the Stags Wall.
You can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and on Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).
FANCY A FLUTTER?
Sky Bet, the title sponsors of the Football League, have some great odds available for this match. To find out more, visit www.skybet.com/mansfield.