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Preview: Grimsby Town vs Stags

11 December 2020

Next up for the Stags is a trip to face Grimsby Town on Saturday 12 December for a Sky Bet League Two clash (3pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


After putting pen to paper on a contract extension until the end of the season earlier this week, winger Stephen McLaughlin may be in contention for a return to the squad after a recent ankle problem.

Defender James Perch is likely to miss the weekend’s game with a hamstring injury.

Wing-back Joe Riley will also miss out, as he continues his recovery from a long-term ACL injury.

For Grimsby, winger Sean Scannell, along with strikers James Hanson and Matt Green will miss out. Winger Max Wright and attacking midfielder James Tilley are also doubts.


The Stags have lost just one of their last ten outings, and fought back in dramatic fashion to draw 3-3 with Crawley Town last time out.

Mansfield went 1-0 up in Saturday’s clash at One Call Stadium, but three quickfire goals from the visitors in the second-half left the amber and blue shellshocked.

However, the Stags found a way to rescue a point via strikes from midfielder George Lapslie and striker Andy Cook.

Grimsby’s most recent win came against Crawley Town, but the Mariners have lost their three matches since that victory.

Both sides sit level on 15 points heading into the weekend’s match.


Grimsby came out on top the last time the two sides met, as the Mariners edged a tight contest 1-0 at One Call Stadium.

Our last trip to Blundell Park was a successful one, however, as former Stag Krystian Pearce’s stoppage time goal earned all three points for the amber and blue.


The referee for Saturday’s match will be Carl Brook, assisted by Oliver Bickle and Geoffrey Liddle. The fourth official will be Declan Ford.

This will be the first Mansfield match that Mr. Brook has taken charge of in his career.


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 Saturday’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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