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Match preview: Coventry City vs Stags

10 November 2017

Mansfield Town travel to Coventry City on Saturday (11 November, 3.00pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

At close of play Friday, we have sold precisely 1,373 away tickets to Stags' fans for tomorrow's fixture.

Stags will be without striker Lee Angol for Saturday's match, who is missing with a minor knee problem which is expected to keep him out for one-two weeks. 

Furthermore, defender David Mirfin has suffered a set-back in his recovery from a hamstring injury and is expected to be missing for another week.

For the Sky Blues, midfielder Tony Andreu is the only absentee after suffering a serious knee injury last month which will sideline him for the rest of the season.

Stags are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions, attaining three wins and three draws since the middle of October. 

Back-to-back away draws against Barnet and Newport County were followed by a 2-1 victory over Notts County in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

A dominant return to One Call Stadium against Exeter City ended in a 1-1 draw, before Stags booked their place in the second round of two cup competitions. 

Skipper Zander Diamond's header ensured Stags reached the second phase of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 1-0 win over Everton U23s, before striker Danny Rose's brace contributed to a 3-1 win over non-league side Shaw Lane in the Emirates FA Cup first round. 

Mark Robins' Coventry are unbeaten in four matches including three wins and a draw. 

They drew 0-0 at home to Colchester United before thumping then-league leaders Luton Town 3-0 at Kenilworth Road. 

City booked their place in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Maidenhead United, before defeating West Brom U23s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. 

This is the first meeting between the sides since a League Cup clash in 1975, which the Stags won 2-0. 

Striker Ray Clarke opened the scoring after just 70 seconds before Terry Eccles doubled the Stags' advantage from the penalty spot in the 36th minute.

Stags dumped their First Division opponents out of the competition at the third round stage and were matched with another top flight club in the next round, Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

 HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD: W: 3 | D: 1 | L: 4

The referee for the fixture will be Nicholas Kinseley and he will be assisted by Natalie Aspinall and Marc Wilson. The fourth official will be Christopher Sarginson. 

Mr Kinseley's last match in charge of the Stags was our 2-0 defeat away to Colchester United last season. 

We have received a further 400 tickets for this Saturday's Sky Bet League Two trip to Coventry City.

The club requested the additional tickets after selling out our initial allocation of 1,060 tickets.

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

Tickets will be available on the day from the Ricoh Arena, if supporters wish to purchase their tickets on Saturday.

For purchases made on the day, all categories will be subject to a £3 increase on the day.

Supporters who opt to 'pay on the day' will be required to pay their admission fee in cash at the away turnstiles (four and five).

Pre-purchase prices are as follows:

Adults £22
Seniors (60+) £15
Young adults (18-21) £15
Students (with valid NUS) £15
Under 18s £10

Ambulant disabled supporters are required to purchase a ticket in the relevant age-related category and will be given a free carer ticket if proof of middle to higher rate disability allowance is provided.

Wheelchair users must call the ticket office on 01623 482 482 to reserve their spots.

Please be aware that Stags' fans may be held in the Ricoh Arena for a short time after the end of the game due to crowd control measures.

Pre-purchased tickets will go off sale at 4pm on Friday 10 November.

Drinking outlets are limited around the Arena and supporters aged 18 or over are advised to visit the Grosvenor Casino, which permits home and away fans. Alternatively, supporters can visit the Hilton Double Tree Hotel, which has a bar open on matchdays.

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

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

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

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

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