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Preview: Stags vs Colchester United

19 November 2020

Next up for the Stags is a Friday night home match against Colchester United in Sky Bet League Two (7pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Midfielder George Maris is likely to miss the game, following his rib injury suffered in Saturday’s match away at Forest Green Rovers.

Long-term absentee Joe Riley is continuing his recovery from an ACL injury and will therefore miss Friday’s fixture.

For the U’s, Callum Harriott will miss out, while Tom Lapslie and Ben Stevenson are doubts.


The Stags made it three consecutive away wins on Saturday with their 2-1 win at Forest Green, stretching their unbeaten run to five matches.

Colchester sit seventh in the league standings heading into Friday’s match, following a strong start to their campaign. Last time out, they recorded a 2-1 win at home to Leyton Orient on Saturday.


We last faced the U’s in November 2019, and although defender Ryan Sweeney and attacking midfielder Omari Sterling-James found themselves on the scoresheet, the Stags succumbed to a 3-2 home loss.


Referee Benjamin Speedie will take charge of Friday’s fixture, assisted by Conor Brown and Ravel Cheosiaua. The fourth official will be Abbas Khan.

This will be the first competitive fixture involving the Stags that Mr. Speedie will take charge of.


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 Friday’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.

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