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Match preview: Stags vs Hull City

18 July 2016

Match Previews

Match preview: Stags vs Hull City

18 July 2016

We will welcome Premier League new-boys Hull City to One Call Stadium on Tuesday 19 July (7.30pm kick-off) and here's everything you need to know ahead of the match.

The Tigers have just returned from a pre-season training camp in Portugal and they have a handful of injury worries as they prepare for their return to the top flight. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor is still missing with the back injury which ruled him out of the Championship play-offs last season, whilst defender Alex Bruce, son of manager Steve, has suffered an Achilles injury. Whilst speaking to the press last week, Bruce Snr said the two injuries are 'severe'. 

Steve Bruce's men were then dealt another blow on Friday evening during their 0-0 draw with Grimsby Town when full-back Moses Odubajo suffered a suspected dislocated kneecap early in the game. 

Striker Adama Diomande and right-back Brian Lenihan are also missing after picking up knocks in Portugal. However, the club have taken former West Brom and Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie on trial and he is expected to feature in Tuesday night's game.

Stags' chief Adam Murray expects to utilise all of his first team squad for the visit of the Tigers. 

Adam Murray's side have enjoyed a positive start to their pre-season campaign, with wins over Rainworth Miners Welfare, Carlton Town and Saturday's victory against Bolton Wanderers adding to the draws against Clipstone and Matlock Town. 

First half efforts from striker Danny Rose and defender Krystian Pearce ensured the Stags went into half-time with a comfortable lead against the Trotters, before Zach Clough's well-taken second-half strike halved the deficit. Despite wholesale changes to both sides in the second period, the Stags emerged as 2-1 victors against their superior division opponents. 

The visitors on Tuesday night began their pre-season schedule with the aforementioned stalemate with Grimsby last week, before sending a youthful side to North Ferriby on Saturday. Winger Ahmed Elmohamady was the only senior player in the side which ran out 2-0 victors in the Billy Bly Memorial Trophy match. Attacking midfielder Greg Olley and forward Greg Luer secured the win for the young Tigers' side at the Eon Visual Media Stadum. 

The last match between the sides came in the old Division Three in March 2004 when a Laurent D'Jaffo goal proved to be the difference at One Call Stadium (then known as Field Mill). 

The win completed a season double for the Stags over the Tigers after a goal from midfielder Neil Mackenzie secured a 1-0 win at the KC Stadium earlier in the campaign.


Vastly experienced EFL referee Darren England will take charge of Tuesday's match and he will be assisted by Nigel Smith and Alix Pashley. Hristo Karaivanov will undertake fourth official duties. 

The Barnsley-born official dished out 97 yellow cards and six red cards in his 30 matches last season. 

Tickets for the clash against the Premier League side are available online (, in person from the ticket office on Quarry Lane or over the telephone (01623 482 482).

Prices are as follows:

In advance

Adults: £10
Concessions: £5

On matchday

Adult: £12
Concessions: £6 

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We'll be publishing live text commentary on our twitter feed (@mansfieldtownfc)

All of our social media updates, including photos, text commentary and post-match reaction will be available to view on the Stags Wall.

Full-match commentary will be available for subscribers on Stags PlayerHD.

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