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Preview: Stags vs Southend United

18 December 2020

Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Southend United

18 December 2020

The Stags are back on home soil this Saturday as they welcome Southend United to One Call Stadium for a 3pm kick-off. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Boss Nigel Clough confirmed that striker Nicky Maynard and defender James Perch are in contention for Saturday’s game after they were both absent from Tuesday’s loss to Carlisle United.

Right-back Joe Riley is a long-term absentee and will miss Saturday’s game.

For Southend, Lewis Gard, Nathan Ralph and John White are likely to miss out.


The Stags have lost just twice in their last 12 outings, but one of these defeats did come on Tuesday evening against high-flying Carlisle.

Southend’s form has improved of late, with the Shrimpers winning back-to-back matches heading into Saturday’s clash.


We last faced Southend in a Sky Bet League Two clash in April 2015, a game that ended 2-0 to the Shrimpers.


The referee for Saturday’s match will be Brett Huxtable, assisted by Richard Woodward and Paul Stonier. The fourth official will be Wayne Grunnill.

Mr. Huxtable last took charge of a Mansfield fixture in our 2-1 win away at Forest Green Rovers last month, Nigel Clough’s first league win as Stags’ boss.


Supporters wishing to watch this match live can do so on iFollow Stags. Please do not try to attend this match, as it will be played behind closed doors. Match passes are available at just £10, and can be purchased here.

A reminder that season ticket holders are able to watch this game free of charge, due to it being a home league game.

All season ticket holders' iFollow accounts have now been automatically granted access to the live video stream for home league games.

There is no need to input promo codes and supporters simply need to log into their iFollow account.

We have provided the EFL with season ticket holders' email addresses (data is being passed securely and purely for the purpose of providing access to iFollow).

It is therefore essential that season ticket holders use the same e-mail address registered on their iFollow account to the one which we have on our season ticket database (which is the e-mail from which you have previously received the promo codes for home league games).

If you already have an iFollow account registered using the same email as the club has for your season ticket account, you do not need to do anything else, simply log into your iFollow account on matchday.

If you have changed e-mail addresses to the one the club has for you on its database, or if you have any questions or queries about the above, please email

In order for you to check whether you have been granted access to the Season Ticket Licence, it's a simple three-step process to do so:

  1. Log in to iFollow on your club website
  2. Click your name in the navigation bar to get to their 'My Account page'
  3. Click the + sign next to 'Purchased Packages'

If you have been granted access, you will see 'Season Ticket – Mansfield Town’

We also 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 match commentary will be provided 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.

Follow us across our social media accounts to keep fully updated on all areas of a Stags’ matchday. Click the below links to redirect to the corresponding social media account.


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