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Preview: Stags vs Rangers U23s

26 July 2019

Mansfield Town welcome Rangers under-23s to One Call Stadium on Saturday for their final pre-season fixture ahead of the 2019-20 campaign (1pm kick-off). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the encounter…

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Stags' boss John Dempster confirmed on Thursday afternoon that wing-back Hayden White will be out for up to two weeks with a minor hamstring strain, suffered during Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest under-23s.

The amber and blue will be without forwards Craig Davies and Jordan Graham for the match, while goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, a long-term absentee due to an ACL injury suffered last season, will also miss out.

Midfielder Willem Tomlinson suffered minor knee ligament damage in last week’s game against Blackburn Rovers and will therefore not be included in Saturday’s matchday squad.

Young defender Noah Stokes will be absent from the squad after dislocating his knee in our pre-season away match against Bradford Park Avenue.

Additionally, no trialists are expected to feature in Saturday's match.

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Last time out, the Stags recorded a 2-1 victory over a mixed Nottingham Forest lineup at One Call Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Jason Cummings fired the Reds into an early lead, but Mansfield overturned the deficit thanks to an Ethan Stewart own goal and a late Nicky Maynard strike.

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The referee for Saturday’s match will Declan Bourne, assisted by Ian Dudley and David Benton. The fourth official will be Martyn Fryer.

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Tickets for the match are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (under-18 and 65+), and can be purchased at no further price increase up until kick-off on matchday.

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

Please note that tickets for our friendly against Rangers under-23s are only available in the upper and lower tiers of the Ian Greaves Stand.

Visiting supporters are able to purchase tickets via stagstickets.co.uk, by selecting seats in the North Stand.

Supporters have until kick-off on Saturday to exchange their tickets from the cancelled Stockport friendly for a full refund.

Alternatively, Stockport tickets can be swapped for a ticket for this weekend's match at One Call Stadium.

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The newly-refurbished Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen will open at 9am, serving all-you-can-eat breakfast for just £4.75 until 11am.

Following this, the bar will not serve food from its main menu, but a selection of matchday food will be available.

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

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 remain open until 11pm after the match.

Supporters should note that the Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for Saturday’s friendly.

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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 £5 per car. Please note that the car park shuts 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.

The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to 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 Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, 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 Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen 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.

The Ian Greaves Stand is the main stand at One Call Stadium, which backs onto the main car park. 

Away supporters are housed in the North Stand, which can be accessed via Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking at the retail park.

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Can’t make it to the game? iFollow Stags subscribers based in and outside the UK can watch the match LIVE - with commentary - by logging in to mansfieldtown.net/ifollow.

You can also follow the action live via our Twitter match updates, which can be found 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 mansfieldtown.net 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 11am on Saturday.

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