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Preview: Stags vs Lincoln City (EFL Trophy)

5 October 2020

Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Lincoln City (EFL Trophy)

5 October 2020

Next up for the Stags is an EFL Trophy group stage clash against Lincoln City at One Call Stadium on Tuesday 06 October (7pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


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

On Saturday afternoon, following the Stags’ defeat at Newport County, boss Graham Coughlan revealed he will be fielding a strong side for Tuesday’s Trophy fixture, saying: “I want to win the game, so I’ll be fielding as strong [a side] as possible.”


The Stags have played one match in this season’s EFL Trophy, a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City under-21s, who currently top the group after their 4-0 win over Scunthorpe United last time out.

Lincoln City have two points on the board in Group E, following their penalty shootout win against Scunthorpe after a 1-1 draw.


We last faced the Imps in a Sky Bet League Two clash in March 2019. Lincoln travelled to One Call Stadium on a Monday evening for a 1-1 draw, which was televised on Sky Sports.


The referee for Tuesday’s match will be Ben Toner, assisted by Paul Stonier and Anthony Da Costa. The fourth official will be Wayne Grunnill.

Mr. Toner last took charge of a Stags’ fixture in 2019, an EFL Trophy match against Everton under-21s that ended 1-1.

Current Stags’ midfielder Harry Charsley played for Everton in the match.


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.

A reminder that season ticket holders are required to purchase a match pass for Tuesday evening's game.

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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