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Skipper says Stags are equipped to succeed in 'The Stag'

14 February 2017

Supporters attending the first match of our latest buy one, get one free offer tonight against Accrington Stanley can purchase a copy of our matchday programme, The Stag, for £3.

Stags’ skipper Lee Collins features in the main interview of our official matchday programme, and he speaks about his newfound success at the heart of the midfield after originally joining the club as a defender. 

The 28-year-old further explains his pleasure at playing alongside with former Northampton Town colleague Joel Byrom, who, alongside seven other new arrivals, has been pivotal in the side’s latest upswing in form which has propelled them into the top-seven.

Maintaining the spotlight on the Stags’ play-off ambitions, supporters can relive the drama and action from the emphatic 4-0 victory over Hartlepool United on Saturday in our ‘match action’ spread.

Taking a look in to the youth set-up, under 21s’ striker Elie Akobeto answers The Stag’s questions in our Q&A feature. The French youngster recalls scoring his first hat-trick at a tournament in Sweden whilst you can also read about the under 18s’ thrilling 3-2 triumph over local rivals Notts County on Saturday. 

The win in the five-goal thriller culminated in a league double for the Stags’ youngsters, as they consolidated their position as table-toppers.

Moreover, flying left-back Mal Benning reveals his favourite things and consigns his pet hates into ‘Room 101’.

And taking a reflective view on yesteryear, we further remember our Freight Rover Trophy glory in 1987 as the ‘Scrapbook’ segment turns back the years and delves into the archives. 

Finally, the ‘one game wonders’ series continues, where journalist Tathagata Mukherjee profiles goalkeeper Tim Sandercombe. The former Queens Park Rangers youngster made his only appearance for the Stags in the FA Trophy as a substitute against Tamworth on home soil, and we take a look at where Sandercombe’s career has taken him since leaving One Call Stadium.

The Stag can be bought for only £3 from the club ticket office, the merchandise stall or any programme vendor around the stadium.  

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