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Match preview: Notts County vs Stags

24 October 2017

Mansfield Town make the short trip to Meadow Lane on Tuesday 24 October (7.45pm kick-off) in their second Checkatrade Trophy game of the season and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

Centre-halves David Mirfin and Zander Diamond will both be absent from the Stags' squad at Meadow Lane. 

Mirfin sustained what Stags' boss Steve Evans described as a 'minute' hamstring strain against Barnet last week, whilst Diamond is expected to return to training on Thursday after his hamstring strain. 

Midfielder Joel Byrom could be included, however, after returning to full training. 

The only absentee for the Magpies is goalkeeper Adam Collin, who has a knee problem. 

Stags have recorded two 1-1 draws in the space of the last seven days. 

After being defeated at home to Swindon Town, Stags drew 1-1 away at The Hive Stadium last week after frontman Kane Hemmings struck his first goal for the club. Former loanee Shaq Coulthirst then scored five minutes from time to secure a point for the Bees. 

Stags then travelled to a rain-drenched Rodney Parade on Saturday and secured another hard-fought point. 

Striker Danny Rose scored his eighth goal of the season in the first half before substitute Shawn McCoulsky rescued a point for the home side in the second half. 

The Magpies have won just once in their last five matches, a 2-1 victory over Barnet at Meadow Lane. 

Kevin Nolan's side drew 1-1 away to Carlisle United on Saturday after midfielder Ryan Yates cancelled out Hallam Hope's opener. 

Stags recorded a brilliant 3-1 win over the Magpies in our last meeting just over three weeks ago. 

Striker Danny Rose bagged a brilliant brace in the second half, before his low cross was turned into his own net by County's Richard Duffy. 

Notts scored a consolation in injury time when Carl Dickinson curled in a lovely free-kick. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD record: W: 16 | D: 13 | L: 18

Graham Horwood will be the referee for the fixture and he will be assisted by Duncan Street and Joe Simpson. John Brooks will be the fourth official. 

Mr Horwood's last match in charge of the Stags was our 1-0 win away to Crawley Town in January 2016. 


Tickets for tonight's Checkatrade Trophy Group G match away at Notts County can now only be bought from the away ticket booth at Meadow Lane (7.45pm).

Tickets are therefore no longer available from One Call Stadium.

Tickets can be bought at the away ticket booth near to the away turnstiles outside the Jimmy Sirrel Stand, with cash only accepted as payment.

Matchnight prices

Adults £7.00
Senior citizens (60+) £7.00
Young Adult (18-21) £7.00
Under 18 £7.00
Under 12 £1.00
Under 7 FREE


Away supporters are encouraged to use the Southbank Bar just across Trent Bridge.

Special offers are available to visiting supporters on the production of a valid matchday ticket (details of the offer are printed on the reverse of the ticket).

Slightly further away from Meadow Lane, across Trent Bridge and on Radcliffe Road is the famous Trent Bridge Inn, a JD Wetherspoons pub on the corner of Trent Bridge Cricket Ground (NG2 6AA).

Down from the railway station, towards the ground, on London Road, Hooters (NG2 3AS) is also a popular pre-match venue with football fans.

Just off Meadow Lane towards Iremonger Road is the Trent Navigation Inn (NG2 3HS) which serves a varied menu and sells some choice beers.

The Broken Wheelbarrow at the back of the stand on Meadow Lane is not available to visiting supporters.

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

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