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Match preview: Swindon Town vs Stags

19 October 2018

Match Previews

Match preview: Swindon Town vs Stags

19 October 2018

Stags return to action this weekend as they face a trip to Swindon Town for their next fixture in Sky Bet League Two. Here's all you need to know ahead of the clash...

Midfielder Neal Bishop will miss Saturday's game due to picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Stags' recent fixture against Bury.

Alex MacDonald will also be absent as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

The game may come too soon for striker Craig Davies, who has an ankle problem.

Defender David Mirfin will also miss out, as he continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

The Robins have two doubts for the game, defender Chris Robertson and midfielder Michael Doughty.

Stags' boss David Flitcroft was in charge of Swindon in our previous encounter, with the Robins winning 1-0 at the County Ground in February of this year.

Stags have lost just one of their last eight games in all competitions heading into this weekend's match. Last time out, we recorded a 2-1 win over Wolves' under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy, with Jacob Mellis and Mal Benning netting for the Stags.

The Robins have won two out of their last six fixtures, which were both 3-0 wins away from home against Yeovil Town and Plymouth. Last time out, they lost 2-0 against Exeter away.



The referee for Saturday's game will be Antony Coggins, assisted by Anthony Da Costa and Steven Rushton. The fourth official will be Gareth Viccars.

Stags have received 600 tickets in unreserved seating for the clash.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Parking at the ground costs £10 per car. Alternatively, parking at St. Joseph's School (SN3 3LR) is available for visiting supporters at £5 per car. There is also street parking and town centre parking available, around a 15-minute walk from the ground.

Bar 71 at the ground is for away supporters, and is located at the rear of the Arkells Stand. There are some pubs in the vicinity of the ground, the closest being the Cricket Club and Merlins. Within the ground, the usual food and drinks are available, including alcoholic drinks.

Going to the game? Read our travel guide!

You can follow the game live via our Twitter updates, which can be found at The match centre on the website will also contain Opta-populated updates, which can be found here.

iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the match courtesy of Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes by logging into

A match report will be available to view on our website shortly after the full-time whistle, and full post-match reaction will be available for iFollow Stags subscribers by logging in through the aforementioned link.

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