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Match preview: Barnet vs Stags (8.00pm kick-off)

17 October 2017

Mansfield Town travel to the Hive Stadium to face Barnet on Tuesday evening (17 October, 8.00pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

Winger Alfie Potter is back in contention for the encounter after he came through two days' training unscathed. 

Midfielder Joel Byrom and defender Zander Diamond will both still be missing with foot and groin injuries, respectively. 

The only potential absentee for the hosts is midfielder Mauro Vilhete, who is recovering from an illness which forced him to miss Saturday's defeat to Notts County. 

Striker John Akinde, however, is certainly out with a hamstring strain.

Both sides will be looking to bounce back from defeats over the weekend. 

Stags were defeated 3-1 by Swindon Town at One Call Stadium after losing 2-0 away to Colchester United in their previous match. 

The Bees haven't won since they emerged as 3-1 victors over Cambridge United on 09 September. 

Since then, they've lost five and drawn three of their eight matches. 

Their most recent fixture ended in a 2-1 defeat away to Notts County on Saturday. 

Stags triumphed 2-0 in the last meeting at the Hive in February 2017. 

Sheffield United loanee Ben Whiteman put the Stags ahead in the first half with a well-placed effort from the edge of the box. 

The visitors were in the box-seat and they had the chance to double their lead in the second period. 

Barnet's Ricardo Santos tripped Peterborough United loanee Shaq Coulthirst - now permanently with the Bees - in the box and the centre-forward picked himself up to confidently dispatch the penalty. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD record: W: 9 | D: 10 | L: 7

Craig Hicks will be the referee for the fixture and he will be assisted by Andrew Aylott and Louis Marks. Nigel Lugg will be the fourth official. 

Mr Hicks has never officiated the Stags, only making the step up to the EFL this season.

Tickets are available to be purchased both in advance and on the day from The Hive Stadium. To buy tickets on the day, supporters will need to visit the Bees' ticket office and pay in either cash or card.

We have been allocated 300 tickets in block C of the North Stand at The Hive Stadium and prices are as follows:

Adults £23
Senior (65+) £14
Young adult (18-21) £14
Under 17s £5

Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair users should purchase their tickets directly from Barnet by calling 0208 381 3800.

Supporters who are planning to drive to the match could take advantage of parking at the stadium, however parking will cost £5 and spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

To purchase your tickets please visit our ticket office on Quarry Lane or call us on 01623 482482.

Pre-purchased tickets will go off sale at 12noon on Tuesday 17 October. 

Stags' fans who purchase a ticket in the away end at the Hive will have access to Bar 66, a designated away supporters' bar.

This is the only sensible drinking outlet in the vicinity of the ground.

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 Tuesday. 

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 www.mansfieldtown.net after the game and full reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net and iFollow Stags.

 

 


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