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Preview: Stags vs Bradford City

15 October 2020

The Stags welcome Bradford City to One Call Stadium on Saturday for their latest Sky Bet League Two fixture. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Mansfield will be without Joe Riley, as the wing-back continues his recovery from an ACL injury suffered in pre-season training.

On midfielder Ollie Clarke, first team coach Jamie McGuire said: “We’re just waiting on the outcome [of Ollie Clarke’s injury]. He was a big miss on Saturday as he was just getting into his game.

“We have other lads who are able to step up and do a job. We’re just waiting to see what happens with Ollie and hopefully we’ll get some positive news.”


The Stags head into Saturday’s game following a goalless draw against Stevenage last time out. Mansfield hit the post in both halves of the affair but could not find the breakthrough goal.

Bradford played in front of the Sky cameras on Monday evening, losing 1-0 to local rivals Harrogate Town at Valley Parade.


We last faced the Bantams in January 2020, a 3-0 Stags’ win at One Call Stadium. Mansfield produced a scintillating performance that afternoon, finding the net via Danny Rose, Nicky Maynard and Andy Cook.


Saturday’s referee will be Paul Howard, assisted by Abbas Khan and Paul Graham. The fourth official will be Trevor Kettle.

This weekend’s clash against the Bantams will be the first Stags’ fixture Mr. Howard has officiated.


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 by using their iFollow Stags promo code, sent by the club via email. Read more about this here.

If you are a current season ticket holder and have not received your code, please check your spam or junk folder before contacting our ticket office. The email should have the subject line: ‘iFollow Stags voucher code: Mansfield v Bradford.’ The email will be sent from

If you cannot find this email in your inbox, junk or spam folders, and believe you should have received it, it is imperative that you contact our ticket office as soon as possible.

Please email us at to get in touch. Alternatively, you can visit the ticket office on Quarry Lane. The ticket office is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

It is very important that you make contact with the ticket office as soon as possible so the club has a suitable window of time to deal with your request.

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 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.

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.


To add us on Snapchat, search ‘mtfcofficial.’

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

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