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Preview: Scunthorpe United vs Stags

24 December 2020

The Stags take on Scunthorpe United away from home in this season’s Boxing Day fixture. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash…


Striker Nicky Maynard is set to have a scan on a hamstring injury to determine his availability for Saturday’s game.

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

The Iron will be without striker Kevin van Veen, who is out with a hamstring tear.


The Stags drew 1-1 with Southend United last time out, in a Sky Bet League Two encounter at One Call Stadium.

After a disappointing first-half display, Mansfield rallied in the second period, and a great strike from Jordan Bowery capped off an improved half of football.

Scunthorpe United sit two places above the Stags heading into Saturday’s match, and have won two and lost three of their last five matches.


We last faced Scunthorpe in a Papa John’s Trophy fixture in November, a match that ended 2-1 to the Stags at the Sands Venue Stadium.

Defender Ryan Sweeney and striker Jamie Reid ensured it was a winning start to life as manager of Mansfield Town for Nigel Clough.


Graham Salisbury will be the referee, assisted by Ian Smedley and Stephen Wade. The fourth official will be Thomas Bramall.

Mr. Salisbury last took charge of a Mansfield fixture in our 4-3 home loss to Forest Green Rovers in January 2020.


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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