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Match preview: Stags vs Sheffield United

20 July 2018

Mansfield Town take on Sheffield United on Saturday in their second of four home pre-season fixtures against Championship opposition. Here's all you need to know ahead of the clash...

Stags' striker Danny Rose could miss out on the game due to the toe injury he picked up towards the end of last season. Manager David Flitcroft says he expects Saturday to be 'too soon' for last term's top goalscorer to return, yet he could feature in next Tuesday's fixture against Sheffield Wednesday.

It is not yet known whether defender Nathan Cameron will feature, as he picked up what is a presumed ankle injury in Stags' 3-1 win over Derby on Wednesday night.

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

Stags have had a positive pre-season thus far, the highlight being their 3-1 win over Frank Lampard's Derby County side on Wednesday night. Substitutes Jordan Graham, Lee Angol and CJ Hamilton added the goals in a stellar second-half display by Mansfield. Representatives from Stags' first-team have also made trips to Bradford Park Avenue, Retford United and Hednesford Town over the past couple of weeks, winning two and drawing one.

The Blades have also had a promising pre-season campaign, with their most recent result being a 3-2 victory over Bradford City on Tuesday evening.

The referee for Saturday's match will be Mark Heywood, who will be assisted by Mark Jones and David Plowright. The fourth official will be David Hunt.

The last competitive Stags' fixture that Mr. Heywood took charge of was our narrow loss to Stevenage in October 2016.

Tickets for the match are available to purchase online via www.stagstickets.co.uk, at the ticket office on Quarry Lane, or by calling the ticket office on 01623 482 482.

Supporters can also purchase tickets on the day of the game. Tickets purchased on Saturday will not be subject to any price increase.

The matchday ticket office will also be open for fans to buy tickets from 12pm until 3pm.

Supporters should also note that the Quarry Lane End will be closed for Saturday's game.

Away supporters can collect their tickets from the programme booth outside the North Stand prior to kick-off. Tickets will be made available for collection at around 1.30pm.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open at 9am, serving delicious cooked breakfasts until 11am. After this, the bar will not serve food from the main menu, although the matchday kiosk inside the bar will open at 12.30pm, serving pies, chips, burgers and hot dogs.

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.

The bar will begin to serve food from its main menu following the full-time whistle. 

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

Please note the gate between the North and Ian Greaves Stand will be closed after the game, re-opening approximately 20 minutes after the final whistle.

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

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 mansfieldtown.net and iFollow Stags.


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