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Match Preview: Stags vs Crewe Alexandra

7 April 2018

Stags welcome Crewe Alexandra to One Call Stadium this Saturday (3.00pm kick-off), here’s all you need to know ahead of the game…

Defender David Mirfin will miss out again as he continues to recover from knee surgery. Stags’ boss David Flitcroft confirmed this week that the centre-back will miss the remainder of the season.

Flitcroft also said he has hopes for top scorer Danny Rose to feature in this Saturday’s game.

“We just have to keep hoping that for Saturday he might be able to play a part,” he said in his news conference on Thursday. “He’s on end-stage rehab, and we just have to hope we get significant improvement on it.”

Left-back Mal Benning will miss the game through suspension following his red card against Accrington Stanley on Good Friday.

Crewe are hoping to get defender Perry Ng back to full fitness for the game, as he missed out on the 2-2 draw with Port Vale on Monday due to a calf injury he picked up in last Friday’s defeat to Barnet.

Crewe will assess the fitness of Ng and left-back Zoumana Bakayogo ahead of the game at One Call Stadium this Saturday.

The last time we faced Crewe was on the opening day of this season, in which the Stags came from behind to draw 2-2.

Crewe led the game twice thanks to a brace from Chris Porter, but goals from Danny Rose and David Mirfin meant the Stags took a hard-fought point back to One Call Stadium.

The referee for the game will be Richard Clark, who will be assisted by Paul Graham and Mark Cunliffe. The fourth official will be Richard Wild.

The last time Mr. Clark took charge of a Stags game was in March 2017, in our 2-0 loss at home to Plymouth Argyle.

Supporters can visit the matchday ticket office (next to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane) to purchase tickets. Supporters who wish to pay with cash only can also buy matchday tickets in a fast-track queue. 

Fans can also buy tickets for the game online by visiting

If you fancy treating the kids to a trip to One Call Stadium this Saturday, our family ticket offer is available for just £18! It admits one child and one adult, and you will make a massive saving of £22! More information about the family ticket offer can be found here.

A full list of matchday ticket prices can be found here.

A minute's applause will be held before kick-off commemorate the passing of former England captain Ray Wilkins.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open from 9.00am on Saturday, serving the breakfast menu until 11.00am. 

After that, the matchday food menu will become available, which includes pies, chips, burgers and hot dogs.

Furthermore, the bar will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to supporters of both clubs.

Also in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, the Stags' Supporters Association will be selling their unique Stags vs Crewe Alexandra matchday pin badges for just £3. 

Supporters with a ticket in blocks N, P, Q and R of the Ian Greaves Stand (upper tier) will be able to access the Kevin Bird Suite from 12.00pm on Saturday.

The Suite, situated in the upper tier of the Ian Greaves Stand, will be serving hot and cold drinks for supporters to enjoy. The bar will also be open at half-time for supporters with a ticket in the aforementioned blocks.

Car parking is severely restricted at One Call Stadium and works on a first come, first served basis. All reserved car parking spaces are within the location of the Ian Greaves Stand car park.
Matchday parking costs £5.00 per car. Please note that the car park shuts at 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.
The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to the One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane.

Charges are as follows:

Grove St 70p/hr (reduces to 50p/hr from 01 April).
Victoria St 50p/hr.
Garden Rd 50p/hr.
Church Lane 80p/hr.

All of the above pay and display surface level car parks offer cashless parking via RingGo as an additional way to pay.

Every car park has a unique code so people can either pay over the phone, by text, online or by using a free smartphone app.

Details of how to do this are displayed in each car park. Information about all Mansfield District Council car parks can be found at

Where do I go when I get to One Call Stadium?


If you are a hospitality guest, please enter the stadium via the brown double doors to the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand, which is the entrance to our hospitality suites. 

The doors are located to the left of the white merchandise stall outside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, backing onto the main car park and sign-posted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'


Members of the media are asked to also head to the entrance to our hospitality suites, where our media steward will provide you with the necessary accreditation. 

The required entrance is located to the left of the merchandise stall outside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.


If you need to collect tickets, please head to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane. For ticket purchases, please visit the matchday ticket office, adjacent to the Quarry Lane Stand, around the corner from the main ticket office.

Entry to the Quarry Lane End is via the turnstiles situated parallel to the road running alongside One Call Stadium. 

The Ian Greaves Stand is the main stand at One Call Stadium, which backs onto the main car park. 

Away fans are housed in the North Stand, which is located next to Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking in the retail park.

We'll be publishing live text commentary of the clash 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.

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

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

Supporters who are blind or visually impaired can take advantage of our fantastic free audio descriptive commentary service.

Provided by Alan March Sport, supporters can listen to commentary from trained audio description broadcasters.

To take advantage of this free service, please visit the entrance to the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium after 1.00pm on Saturday.

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