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Match preview: Stags vs Newport County

13 February 2018

Mansfield Town's Sky Bet League Two campaign continues on Tuesday (13 February, 7.45pm kick-off) as they welcome Newport County to One Call Stadium and this is your definitive guide to the fixture.

Defender David Mirfin is the only absentee for the Stags as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury. 

Right-back Hayden White is available following his suspension, whilst skipper Zander Diamond and midfielder Jacob Mellis are pushing for a recall after their respective lay-offs. 

Right-back David Pipe could miss tonight's game after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring issue in last week's Emirates FA Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Defender Ben White will be subject to a fitness test after tweaking a thigh problem against Spurs, whilst there could be recalls for defender Michael O'Brien, midfielder Matt Dolan and winger Shawn McCoulsky after they were all left out for the FA Cup tie.

Stags lost for the first time in ten League Two matches on Saturday when they slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Swindon Town. 

Prior to that, Steve Evans' men had won three successive league fixtures at home to Barnet and Cheltenham and away to Morecambe. 

They currently sit sixth in Sky Bet League Two, three points off the automatic promotion spots. 

The Exiles have won just once in their last six games in all competitions, losing their last three. 

They've only scored once in that run of three games - in a 3-1 loss to Lincoln - before suffering back-to-back 2-0 defeats to Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. 

The last meeting between the Stags and the Exiles finished 1-1 in South Wales. 

Steve Evans' men went ahead through frontman Danny Rose in the first half, before Newport substitute Shawn McCoulsky equalised for the hosts with 20 minutes remaining. 

OVERALL RECORD: W - 8 | D - 3 | L - 5

Ben Toner will be the referee for the occasion and he will be assisted by Declan Ford and Andrew Hendley. Anthony Tankard will be the fourth official. 

Mr Toner's last match in charge of the Stags was our 3-1 Emirates FA Cup win against Shaw Lane in November. 

Tickets for Tuesday's match are available in person or via telephone on 01623 482 482. Alternatively, supporters can visit www.stagstickets.co.uk to purchase their tickets before choosing the 'print at home' option, if they wish to avoid the queues on matchday.

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

Furthermore, one adult and one child can watch Tuesday's game for just £18 in our family block! To find out more, click here.

For more information on match tickets, including prices, please click here.

Do you currently serve in the forces or been medically discharged since 2001?

If so, you could watch Tuesday's match for FREE! Simply visit www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk for more details. 

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open from 12.00pm on Tuesday, serving the main menu until 3.00pm.

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 SSA will be selling their unique Stags vs Newport 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 6.30pm on Tuesday.

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.

Parking at One Call Stadium will be extremely limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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 www.mansfield.gov.uk/carparks.

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

Hospitality

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'

Media

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'.

Supporters

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 mansfieldtown.net will contain Opta-populated updates.

To access our twitter feed, head to twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc. 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 Steve Hartshorn. 

A report of the match will be published on www.mansfieldtown.net after the game and full reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net 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 6.00pm on Tuesday.


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