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Match preview: Stags vs Lincoln City

6 March 2018

Mansfield Town host Lincoln City in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

David Mirfin remains the only player unavailable for selection for the Stags as the defender continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Otherwise, Stags' squad boasts a clean bill of health.

Lincoln defender James Wilson is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after
suffering ankle ligament damage in last month's goalless draw with
Cambridge United.

The only other absentee for the Imps is goalkeeper Josh Vickers, who has
been out since January with a leg injury.

Stags have lost just once in 13 league games in a run which includes eight wins.

They have also lost just once at home all season - to new manager David Flitcroft's former club Swindon Town. 

The Stags will begin life under Flitcroft in fifth place, two points off the top three with a game in hand over Wycombe Wanderers who occupy the final automatic promotion spot.

Lincoln have won twice in their last six league games as their play-off push has faltered slightly. 

After beating Newport County 3-1, the Imps recorded successive draws against Swindon Town and Cambridge United. 

A 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town was then followed by back-to-back defeats against Crawley Town and most recently, Crewe Alexandra. 

Our last meeting occurred at Sincil Bank in September when Stags ran out deserved 1-0 victors. 

A closely-fought contest was well-managed by the Stags until striker Danny Rose climbed off the bench to head home the winner in the second half. 

OVERALL RECORD: W - 29 | D - 19 | L - 25

The referee for the fixture will be Graham Salisbury and he will be assisted by Gary Hilton and Grant Taylor. The fourth official will be Peter Gibbons. 

Mr Salisbury's last game in charge of the Stags was our opening day 2-2 draw with Crewe Alexandra.

As part of our endeavours to maximise our capacity at One Call Stadium, our home match against Lincoln City has been made all-ticket.

EFL regulations state that the club must reserve 10% of its stadium capacity if match tickets are sold on the day of the game.

However, the club can sell-out its total capacity prior to a match, though if this policy is activated the club cannot sell tickets on the day of the game.

Therefore, in an attempt to maximise revenue and help create a vociferous atmosphere for the club's players and management, tickets could only be purchased in advance of Tuesday's fixture.

Therefore, supporters should be aware that tickets cannot be bought via telephone or in person after 5pm on Monday 05 March – except for disabled supporters, who can purchase up until kick-off on Tuesday evening. Online ticket sales, via, will cease on Monday 05 March at midnight.

More information can be found here.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open from 12.00pm on Tuesday, serving the main menu until 4.00pm. 

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 Stags' fans.

Also in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, the SSA will be selling their unique Stags vs Lincoln 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

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. 

We'll be publishing live text commentary of the clash on our twitter feed and the match centre on will contain Opta-populated updates.

To access our twitter feed, head to 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 after the game and full reaction will be available to view on 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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