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Preview: Cheltenham Town vs Stags

23 October 2020

The Stags are back on the road this Saturday as they travel to face Cheltenham Town in Sky Bet League Two (3pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


The club confirmed on Thursday afternoon that defender Mal Benning has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore miss Saturday's game, as he conducts his ten-day self-isolation period.

Mansfield will also be without wing-back Joe Riley and midfielder Ollie Clarke for the match, as the pair continue their recoveries from respective knee and calf injuries.

For the hosts, Elliot Bonds, Dan Bowry and Sean Long are doubts.


The Stags head into Saturday’s game having earned a hard-fought point away at Morecambe on Tuesday evening.

After going behind early on, midfielder Harry Charsley’s clever finish saw the amber and blue take a point back to Nottinghamshire.

Cheltenham go into Saturday’s game sitting third in the table after five wins and two defeats from their opening seven fixtures.

Last time out, the Robins recorded a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe United on Tuesday evening, with Reuben Reid grabbing the goal.


The referee for Saturday’s game will be Neil Hair, assisted by Louis Marks and John Flynn. The fourth official will be Ollie Williams.

Mr. Hair last took charge of a Stags’ fixture in our 2-1 defeat to Salford in October 2019.


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.

Audio match passes are also available for just £2.50 for non-subscribers.

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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Looking for a step-by-step guide to all things iFollow Stags? Click here for more.

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