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Match preview: West Brom vs Stags

28 August 2018

Stags will travel to The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening for our Carabao Cup clash with West Brom (8pm kick-off). Here's our match preview ahead of the game...

Defender Hayden White is a doubt for the game due to a tight hamstring, and centre-back Matt Preston will again miss out due to concussion.

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

Ahead of the fixture, West Brom have a clean bill of health.

The last time we faced the Baggies was back in April 1993, with West Brom emerging as 3-0 victors in the Third Division league fixture.

Stags maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw against Macclesfield on Saturday, but produced their finest performance of the campaign so far in their previous Carabao Cup fixture, a 6-1 victory over Accrington Stanley.

West Brom fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat in their last fixture against Middlesbrough, conceding a 91st minute goal by Daniel Ayala to lose 1-0 on Friday evening. Although, despite the loss against Middlesbrough, West Brom stormed to a 7-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers the previous week.

 In their Carabao Cup first round fixture, the Baggies recorded a 1-0 win over Luton Town, with Oliver Burke netting the game’s only goal.

STAGS’ LAST FIVE GAMES: 1W | 4D | 0L                                                           


The referee for Tuesday evening’s fixture will be Stephen Martin, assisted by Jonathan Hunt and Robert Merchant. The fourth official will be Graham Salisbury.

The last Stags’ fixture that Mr. Martin took charge of was our 3-1 Carabao Cup loss to Blackburn in August of last season.

Stags have now sold out their allocation of 1,141 tickets for the fixture. Supporters are still able to purchase tickets from West Brom.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Visiting supporters will be seated in the Smethwick End, which opens 90 minutes before kick-off. Inside the ground, the usual food and drink is available to buy.

On matchdays, several car parks are available around the stadium, many of which are operated by private businesses.

Away fans are encouraged to park on the east side of the stadium adjacent to Middlemore Road to ensure a smooth exit after full-time.

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

iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the big game by logging into

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 through the aforementioned link.

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