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Match preview: Newport County vs Stags

8 February 2019

Stags travel to face Newport County on Saturday 09 February for our next clash in Sky Bet League Two (3pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know ahead of the match...

Stags have several absentees for this weekend's game. It was confirmed in Thursday morning's news conference that striker Jordan Graham could be out for the next three to four months after having an operation on a cartilage injury. Fellow forward Craig Davies will also miss Saturday's game with an ankle injury.

Long-term absentees Hayden White and Bobby Olejnik will be absent for the clash. The game will come too soon for midfielder Alex MacDonald, who completed 45 minutes for Stags' reserves against Rotherham in the week.

New defender Ben Turner will also miss the game through injury.

For Newport, Andrew Crofts and Fraser Franks will miss out.

The Stags are in superb form of late, winning four and drawing one of their last five matches. Last time out, Mansfield recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over Macclesfield Town at One Call Stadium.

The Exiles have lost just one of their last five matches, and recorded an impressive 2-0 victory over Championship side Middlesbrough in this week's FA Cup clash.

STAGS' LAST FIVE GAMES: 4W | 1D | 0L

NEWPORT'S LAST FIVE GAMES: 2W | 2D | 1L

We last faced Newport on the opening day of this season at One Call Stadium. The Stags ran out 3-0 winners, with Otis Khan scoring a brace. Current top scorer Tyler Walker netted the other goal.

The referee for Saturday's game will be Graham Salisbury, assisted by Ravel Cheosiaua and Darren Wilding. The fourth official will be Dean Treleaven.

The last Stags' game that Mr. Salisbury took charge of was last season's 1-1 draw against Lincoln City in March of last year.

Stags have received an allocation of 600 tickets for the clash, split up into two sections. We have been given 400 tickets for covered seating in the Bisley Stand, and 200 tickets for uncovered seating in the South Stand.

For full ticket information, click here.

There is no parking available at the ground. Most supporters park in side streets near the stadium (please be aware of any parking restrictions), or use the multi-storey car parks in the town centre and take the short walk over the footbridge to Rodney Parade. 

The closest pub to the away entrance is the Excelsior Institute on Corporation Road, which is approximately a five minute walk from the ground. The clubhouse inside the ground allows away fans to enjoy a drink before and after the game. There are food kiosks and burger stands located in the stadium concourse where you can purchase food and drink.

You can follow the game live via our Twitter updates, which can be found at twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc. 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 www.mansfieldtown.net/ifollow.

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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