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Preview: Exeter City vs Stags

30 August 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Exeter City vs Stags

30 August 2019

Up next for Mansfield Town is a trip to face Sky Bet League Two leaders Exeter City on Saturday 31 August at St. James Park (3pm kick-off). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…

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Manager John Dempster confirmed in Thursday morning’s news conference that striker Nicky Maynard is in contention for the weekend’s match, while defenders Krystian Pearce and Kellan Gordon will train on Friday and could feature in Devon.

The Stags will be without midfielder Neal Bishop, who has an Achilles injury, and wing-back Hayden White, who has a knock.

The amber and blue will also be missing strikers Craig Davies and Jordan Graham, along with goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

Forward Andy Cook, who has a knee injury, will also miss out.

The Grecians will be without midfielder Nigel Atangana for the match.


Stags’ last league outing ended with a 0-0 draw at home to Stevenage. Despite creating a number of chances, the amber and blue were made to settle for a point at One Call Stadium

Exeter have made a flying start to the 2019-20 season, earning 11 points from their opening five matches. They currently sit top of the league standings, one point ahead of Plymouth Argyle and Forest Green Rovers.

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We last faced the Grecians at St. James Park, as we produced a 4-1 victory away from home courtesy of two goals apiece from CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker.


The referee for Saturday’s game will be Nicholas Kinseley, assisted by Justin Amey and Mike Desborough. The fourth official will be Robert Dabbs.

Mr. Kinseley last took charge of a Stags’ fixture when the amber and blue travelled to face Cambridge United last September, a game that ended 1-1.


The Stags have received an allocation of 382 tickets for the clash.

Full ticket information can be found here.


There is no on-site parking at St James Park, whilst residential streets around the ground are reserved for permit holders only. There are a few car parks near the ground, though.

There is the King William Street car park (NCP) or the car parks just off Western Way on Parr Street, Belmont, Belgrave Road, Bampfylde Street car park or the Triangle car park (accessed from Clifton Road). These are all about five to ten minutes' walk from the ground.

There is a Social Club at the ground itself, which allows away supporters. Outside the Ivor Doble Stand, the club have set up a small FanZone which away fans can use.

It has a mixture of eating and drinking outlets, plus alcohol can be purchased. The nearest pubs to the ground are St. Anne's Well on Well Street and, about a ten minute walk away on Stoke Hill, is the Stoke Arms. Food kiosks serve the usual food and drink within the ground.


Can't make it to the game? You can follow the action live via our Twitter match updates, which can be found here.

The match centre on will also contain Opta-populated updates, and can be accessed here.

A report of the match will be published on the club website following the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction will be available to view on and iFollow Stags.

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