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Preview: Cambridge United vs Stags

1 December 2020

Match Previews

Preview: Cambridge United vs Stags

1 December 2020

The Stags return to Sky Bet League Two action on Wednesday, when they travel south to face Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium (7:45pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know ahead of the game...


Boss Nigel Clough confirmed that winger Stephen McLaughlin is unlikely to feature on Wednesday, following the ankle injury he suffered at the weekend.

Defender James Perch was absent from Sunday's Emirates FA Cup win over Dagenham & Redbridge, and will continue to be assessed ahead of our midweek clash with the U's.

Wing-back Joe Riley is a long-term absentee and will miss Wednesday's game.


Mansfield returned to winning ways at the weekend with a dramatic 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge in the Emirates FA Cup.

Striker Nicky Maynard netted in the 122nd minute of the tie to set up a Third Round clash between the Stags and Cheltenham Town.

Sunday's victory means it is just one loss in Mansfield's previous eight outings.

Cambridge United have enjoyed a superb season so far in Sky Bet League Two, sitting third in the table and boasting the joint-best scoring record in the division.


We last faced Cambridge United on New Year's Day of this year, securing a 3-2 win away from home.

Although Cambridge twice led in the contest, a hat-trick from frontman Nicky Maynard saw the three points head back to Nottinghamshire.


Referee Robert Lewis will take charge of Wednesday's match, assisted by Stephen Brown and Gregory Read.

The fourth official will be Damith Bandara.


Supporters wishing to watch this match live can do so on iFollow Stags. Match passes are available at just £10, and can be purchased here.

We suggest that new users familiarise themselves with their iFollow Stags account ahead of Wednesday’s game, so that no issues arise on matchday when going to watch the game live.

Looking to watch the game on your tablet or mobile? You will need to download the new EFL iFollow app. Read more here.

iFollow Stags subscribers who do not wish to purchase a match pass for the game can still access live match commentary, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes.

As ever, you can also 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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