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Preview: Forest Green Rovers vs Stags

18 October 2019

Next up for the Stags is a trip to face Forest Green Rovers on Saturday 19 October (3pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash…

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Defender Ryan Sweeney picked up his fifth caution of the season in Saturday’s 6-1 win over Oldham, meaning he is therefore suspended for the trip to The New Lawn.

Wing-back Hayden White is also suspended after being sent off in the Stags’ recent 1-0 win at Grimsby.

Despite the two absentees in Mansfield’s back-line for this weekend’s match, centre-back Matt Preston is available for selection after serving his four-match suspension since the red card he was given in the amber and blue’s defeat to Cambridge.

The game will come to soon for frontman Craig Davies, who is nearing a return to training with the Mansfield squad after a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.

Midfielder Jacob Mellis and striker Danny Rose will continue to be assessed ahead of the game.

Rovers will be without George Williams and Dayle Grubb for the match.

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Last time out, the Stags recorded an emphatic 6-1 victory over Oldham Athletic at One Call Stadium. A hat-trick from Nicky Maynard, added to by goals from Mal Benning, Dapo Afolayan and Jimmy Knowles saw the amber and blue net six times for the first time in an EFL game since beating Tranmere 6-1 in October 2002.

Forest Green looked to make it three successive league victories on Saturday, but fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat away at second-placed Exeter City.

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We last faced Forest Green in February of this year at One Call Stadium. A second-half Tyler Walker strike was enough to secure the Stags a 1-0 victory.

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The referee for Saturday’s match will be Ollie Yates, assisted by Robert Dabbs and Mike Desborough. The fourth official will be Mark Derrien.

Mr. Yates last took charge of a Stags’ match when we recorded a 2-1 win over Bury on Boxing Day 2018 at One Call Stadium.

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The Stags received an allocation of 280 tickets for the match. Seated tickets for the fixture have now sold out.

For full ticket information, click here.

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Parking is unavailable at the ground unless you are a blue badge holder who has pre-booked. There is a park and ride service from Renishaw on Stroud Road (postcode: GL5 5HA).

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and costs just £3 per car. Alternatively, Nailsworth Primary School is nearby and offers parking at £5 per car. Street parking is also available.

The away bar is open from midday on matchdays, serving a selection of vegan beers and ciders, vegan hot drinks, and a selection of vegan snacks. The Green Man pub at the ground allows entry to away supporters. There are no away pubs within an easy walk of the ground.

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Can't make it to the game? iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the clash courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes. Not an iFollow Stags subscriber? Sign up by heading to mansfieldtown.net/ifollow.

You can also follow the action live via our Twitter match updates, which can be found here.

The match centre on mansfieldtown.net 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 mansfieldtown.net and iFollow Stags.

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