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Match preview: Swindon Town vs Stags

9 February 2018

Mansfield Town travel to Swindon Town in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

Defender Hayden White will complete his three-match ban on Saturday following his red card against Cheltenham Town in January. 

Centre-half David Mirfin is the only certain absentee through injury, as boss Steve Evans hopes to have midfielder Jacob Mellis available again after his hamstring injury. 

For the Robins, midfielder Amine Linganzi could still be absent with a hamstring injury, whilst Chris Hussey and Donal McDermott will be subject to late fitness tests.

MIdfielder Kellan Gordon will also be unavailable after his red card against Accrington on Tuesday. 

Stags have solidified a place in the upper echelons of Sky Bet League Two with a run of nine matches without defeat, dating back to the middle of December. 

The defeat after which the unbeaten run started is only Stags' second loss in their last 19 matches in Sky Bet League Two. 

Last week's 3-1 win over Barnet, with goals coming from midfielders Alex MacDonald and Will Atkinson and striker Danny Rose, was Mansfield's third successive win. 

Swindon have lost twice in their last six games, most recently on Tuesday night away to Accrington Stanley.

They currently sit seventh in Sky Bet League Two, two points behind Stags but having played a game more. 

The last meeting between the sides ended 3-1 to Swindon at One Call Stadium in October. 

First half goals from Amine Linganzi and John Goddard sent the Robins on the way to victory, before a Luke Norris penalty made it 3-0 in the second half. 

Striker Danny Rose then bagged a late consolation for the Stags. 

OVERALL RECORD: W - 10 | D - 13 | L - 20

Premier League referee Kevin Friend will officiate Stags' match against Swindon Town on Saturday.

Mr Friend has taken charge of 14 top flight games this season and will be assisted by Steve Child and Nick Hopton.

Keith Stroud will be the fourth official.

We have been allocated 600 tickets in the Arkells Stand for the fixture.

Supporters can purchase tickets in person from our ticket office on Quarry Lane, via telephone (01623 482 482) or online from www.stagstickets.co.uk.

It is advised to purchase tickets in advance, however Stags' fans can also pay-on-the-day at the County Ground with no price increase.

On the day purchases can be made at the away ticket booth, and payments are accepted using cash or card.

Prices are as follows:

Adults £23
Over 65s £17
Students  £17
Under 21s £10
Under 18s £6
Under 11s £2

Wheelchair users and ambulant disabled supporters are required to purchase a ticket in the relevant age-related category, however they are eligible for a free carer ticket when proof of middle to higher rate disability allowance is provided.

Supporters can pay for parking spaces upon arrival at the County Ground, however spaces are extremely limited. The cost is £10 per car.

Alternatively, Stags' fans can park in St Joseph's School for just £5, which is a ten-minute walk away. The post-code for the school is: SN3 3LR.

Tickets will be on sale from the ticket office until 3.00pm on Friday 09 February, whilst internet sales will cease at midnight on Thursday 08 February. 

Bar71 is the designated bar for away supporters and will be open from 12.00pm on the day of the game. It is located to the rear of the Arkells Stand.

There are also a number of pubs located in the town centre, which are within walking distance of the County Ground.

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.

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

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.


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