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Match preview: Stags vs Bury (Checkatrade Trophy)

4 December 2018

Match Previews

Match preview: Stags vs Bury (Checkatrade Trophy)

4 December 2018

Stags welcome Bury to One Call Stadium for a Checkatrade Trophy second round clash on Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know ahead of the match...

Stags will be without midfielder Alex MacDonald and defender David Mirfin, as the pair continue their recoveries from knee injuries.

Shakers' boss Ryan Lowe has a clean bill of health for the fixture.

Last time out, Stags recorded a 1-1 draw away to Lincoln, with Jacob Mellis scoring deep into stoppage time to extend our unbeaten record in Sky Bet League Two to 12 games. We progressed to the knockout stage of the Checkatrade Trophy with a perfect record of three wins out of three, coming against Lincoln, Wolves U21 and Scunthorpe.

The Shakers bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup this weekend with a 1-0 loss against Luton, yet recorded a 4-1 win over Cheltenham in their most recent league fixture. Bury progressed to the knockout stage of the Checkatrade Trophy with two wins and one loss from a possible three games.



We last faced the Shakers earlier this season at Gigg Lane, with the match ending 2-2.

Striker Danny Rose and defender Matt Preston were on target for the Stags.

The referee for Tuesday's match will be Robert Lewis, assisted by David Benton and Ian Smedley. The fourth official will be Trevor Kettle.

Mr. Lewis last took charge of a Stags' fixture back in October, when Neal Bishop's expertly-struck half-volley gave us a 1-0 win away at Morecambe.

Ticket prices for the match are as follows:

Adults (18-64): £10
Concessions: £5

Purchase your tickets now from, or by calling the ticket office on 01623 482 482 (option 1).

Tickets will see no price increase on matchday.

Hospitality tickets, which cost just £25 for adults and £20 for under-18s, are also available for the clash. More information about our discount hospitality offer can be found here.

Supporters should note that only the following blocks will open for the fixture: Ian Greaves Lower (A-D) and Ian Greaves Upper (N&P).

The Quarry Lane Stand will remain closed for the fixture.

Please also note that, on police advice and for ease of congestion, the gate between the North and Ian Greaves Stand will be closed after every home game this season, re-opening approximately 20 minutes after the final whistle.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will be open from midday tomorrow, serving the main menu until 3pm. 

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for both home and away supporters, and the bar is located at the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand.

Following this, the matchday menu will become available from the kiosk inside the bar, and will serve pies, chips, burgers and hot dogs.

The sports bar will remain open until 11pm after the match.

The Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for this fixture.

Supporters will also be able to purchase Tuesday's edition of our award-winning matchday programme, The Stag, which folds out to reveal a special edition poster, for just £1.50 around the ground prior to the match.

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 One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane.

Charges are as follows:

Grove St 50p/hr.
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.

Can't make it to the game? You can follow the action live via our Twitter updates or via the match centre on, which can be found here.

iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the clash, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes.

Supporters will also be able to watch Tuesday evening's game for just £10 on iFollow by purchasing a match pass.

A report of the match will be published on the club website after the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction will be available to view on and iFollow Stags.

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