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Match preview: Stags vs Notts County (1.00pm kick-off)

29 September 2017

Mansfield Town welcome local rivals Notts County to One Call Stadium in Saturday's hotly-anticipated Derby Day clash (1.00pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

Stags will be without defender Zander Diamond (groin injury) and midfielder Joel Byrom (foot injury) for the encounter but Stags' boss Steve Evans is hopeful of having defender Hayden White available for selection.

Notts will be missing striker Shola Ameobi for Saturday's clash. The former Newcastle United frontman is out with a knee injury, which isnt thought to be as bad as first feared. 

Left-back Dan Jones, however, could be fit to play after a slight hamstring strain.

Stags slipped to their first league defeat in seven games on Tuesday night when they were beaten 3-0 away to Cheltenham Town. 

Manager Steve Evans' men are, however, five games unbeaten at One Call Stadium this season after recording three wins and two draws from their five fixtures. 

County haven't tasted defeat since the opening day of the season when they were well-beaten 3-0 by Coventry City. 

Since then they've gone on an excellent run which has seen them go three points clear at the top of Sky Bet League Two following a 3-0 win over second-placed Exeter City on Tuesday night.

The last meeting between the two sides ended goalless at Meadow Lane. 

It was Magpies' boss Kevin Nolan's first game in charge of the Nottingham club and they defended well to keep a clean sheet. 

The best chance of the game fell to former Stags' frontman Yoann Arquin, who prodded the ball wide with the goal at his mercy. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD record: W: 12 | D: 12 | L: 14

The referee for the fixture will be Darren Drysdale and he will be assisted by Wade Smith and David Benton. Peter Gibbons will be the fourth official. 

Mr Drysdale's last game officiating the Stags was our 2-0 win over League One side Oldham Athletic in last season's Checkatrade Trophy.

Tickets for the fixture are selling fast and Stags' fans can purchase tickets both in advance and on the day of the game. 

You can save time by purchasing your seats online from and then choose the 'print at home' option. 

Ticket prices can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the One Call Stadium ticket office or calling 01623 482 482.

Parking at One Call Stadium is now full. Supporters are advised to park at The Dairy Crest (for £3) on Quarry Lane: NG18 5DB.

Away supporters will NOT be permitted to purchase tickets on the day of the game under any circumstance.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open at 9.00am for supporters to enjoy pre-match food and drink.

Also in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, the SSA will be selling their unique Stags v Notts County matchday pin badges for just £3. 

The gate between the Ian Greaves and North Stand will be closed on Saturday from 9am until 3.30pm. Stags' fans should access the ground via Quarry Lane whilst Notts' supporters should head to the North Stand via Portland Retail Park.

The Kevin Bird Suite will be open only to hospitality guests and will therefore be closed to supporters this Saturday.

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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