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Match preview: Tranmere Rovers vs Stags

21 August 2018

Stags travel down to Prenton Park on Tuesday evening to face Tranmere Rovers for a 7.45pm kick-off. Here's all you need to know ahead of the clash...

Centre-back Matt Preston is again set to miss the game following concussion sustained in our 2-2 draw at Yeovil ten days ago.

Defensive duo David Mirfin and Zander Diamond will miss out as they continue their recoveries from long-term knee and back injuries, respectively.

Tranmere will be without midfielder Jay Harris following his straight red card in their 3-2 loss to Swindon on Saturday.

Defender Zoumana Bakayogo could also miss out with a calf injury, with Ritchie Sutton also out through injury as he awaits scan results on a suspected broken leg.

The last time we faced Tranmere was back in April 2015 in a 1-0 win at One Call Stadium. Reggie Lambe scored the game's only goal in the 44th minute.

Stags conceded a 95th minute equaliser in their most recent clash against Colchester United at One Call Stadium, but still remain unbeaten this season. 

Tranmere have won one of their last five matches, with their most recent game ending in a 3-2 defeat away to Swindon Town, despite taking an initial 2-0 lead.

STAGS' LAST FIVE GAMES: 3W | 2D | 0L

TRANMERE'S LAST FIVE GAMES: 1W | 1D | 3L

The referee for Tuesday's clash will be Thomas Bramall, assisted by Barry Cropp and Richard Woodward. The fourth official will be Nick Greenhalgh.

Tuesday evening's clash will be the first Stags' fixture that Mr. Bramall has taken charge of.

Stags have received an initial allocation of 500 tickets in unreserved seating for the match.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Matchday parking is £5 and can be booked online prior to the game or on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

The surrounding area is for permit holders only, therefore fans are advised not to park in these areas as they are at risk of receiving a parking fine.

Food and drink is available for supporters to purchase outside the main stand in the Fanzone. There are also several pubs close to Prenton Park, the closest ones being Prenton Park Hotel and the Birch Tree.

The usual pies, burgers, etc. are on sale inside the ground.

For the first time ever, Stags' fans in the UK will be able to watch our Sky Bet League Two clash with Tranmere for just £10 on iFollow Stags. Click here to purchase your match pass for the game.

You can also follow the game live via our Twitter updates, which can be found at twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc. The match centre on the website will also contain Opta-populated updates, which can be found here.

A match report will be available to view on our website shortly after the full-time whistle, and full post-match reaction will be available for iFollow Stags subscribers by logging in here.


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