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Match preview: Stags vs Guiseley

1 December 2017

Match Previews

Match preview: Stags vs Guiseley

1 December 2017

Mansfield Town host National League side Guiseley in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday (2.00pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

Stags should have a full squad to select from for Sunday's game. 

Striker Lee Angol was named on the bench for Tuesday's friendly against Clipstone, whilst manager Steve Evans said earlier this week that he hopes frontman Kane Hemmings will return to training on Friday after his slight calf strain.

For Guiseley, striker Rowan Liburd is ineligible under the terms of his loan deal, whilst midfielder Alex-Ray Harvey is cup tied after appearing in the competition for former club Barrow. 

Meanwhile, James Wesolowski, Will Hatfield, Elliott Green, Marcus Williams, Danny East and Rob Atkinson are all sidelined through injury. 

Striker John Rooney will be suspended for the tie. 

Stags are currently on a 10-match unbeaten run, which has included six wins and four draws. 

Prior to last week's 2-2 draw with Chesterfield, Stags had won five consecutive games, conceding just one goal in the process. 

Manager Steve Evans' men booked their spot in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Evo-Stik side Shaw Lane. 

Defender Krystian Pearce put the Stags ahead in the first half, before the Ducks' Lee Bennett equalised before half-time. 

Top scorer Danny Rose then scored an exceptional second half brace to ensure Stags secured safe passage to round two. 

Sunday's visitors have won two of their last six matches - one of which was their penalty shootout victory over Accrington Stanley in their Emirates FA Cup first round replay. 

The shootout win over Stanley showed the Lions' resilience as they saw out more than 70 minutes with 10 men. 

Centre-half Chris M'Boungou received his marching orders in first half stoppage time, before John Rooney cancelled out Sean McConville's opener in the second half. 

Lions' 'keeper Jonny Maxted was then the hero in the shootout, saving two spot-kicks before striker Mike Fondop-Talom dispatched the winning penalty. 

Last time out, Paul Cox's side slipped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Sutton United, who sit second in the National League. 

This will be the first meeting in the two clubs' history. 

Carl Boyeson will be the man in the middle on Sunday, whilst Mark Griffiths and Akil Howson will run the lines. James Oldham will be the fourth official. 

Mr Boyeson last took charge of a Stags' match earlier this season, in our 2-0 win over Forest Green in our first home game of the Sky Bet League Two campaign. 

Supporters can make a saving on ticket prices by purchasing in advance of the fixture. Tickets are now on sale from the ticket office at One Call Stadium.

Please note the Quarry Lane Stand will be closed for the fixture, unless demand dictates otherwise.

Pre-purchased prices are as follows:

Adults: £12
Concessions (60+, U18s): £6

Matchday prices:

Adults: £15
Concessions (60+, U18s): £8

Tickets can be purchased in person from our ticket office on Quarry Lane, via telephone on 01623 482 482 or online from www.stagstickets.co.uk.

The ticket office is open between Monday and Friday from 10am until 5pm. It will be open from 10am on Sunday.

For more information please click here. 

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open at 11am on Sunday and will be serving warm beef and warm pork cobs until kick-off, priced at £4 each. 

Furthermore, the bar will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to supporters of both clubs. 

Supporters with a ticket in blocks N, P, Q and R of the Ian Greaves Stand (upper tier) will be able to access the Kevin Bird Suite from 12.00pm on Sunday.

The Suite, situtated in the upper tier of the Ian Greaves Stand, will be serving hot and cold drinks for supporters to enjoy. The bar will also be open at half-time for supporters with a ticket in the aforementioned blocks.

Parking at One Call Stadium will be extremely limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking is advisable at the Müller depot (formerly known as The Dairy Crest) which costs just £3 per vehicle, with 80% of the fee heading towards selected charities at the end of each football season. Postcode: NG18 5DB

We'll be publishing live text commentary of the encounter on our twitter feed and the match centre on mansfieldtown.net will contain Opta-populated updates.

To access our twitter feed, head to twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc. The match centre can be accessed here, or by clicking the link on the home page on Sunday. 

Furthermore, iFollow Stags subscribers will be able to listen to full-match commentary of the clash, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw, Dean Foulkes and Steve Hartshorn. 

A report of the match will be published on www.mansfieldtown.net after the game and full reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net and iFollow Stags.

Supporters who are blind or visually impaired can take advantage of our fantastic free audio descriptive commentary service. 

Provided by Alan March Sport, supporters can listen to commentary from trained audio description broadcasters. 

To take advantage of this free service, please visit the entrance to the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium after 12.00pm on Sunday. 


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