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Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Newport County

8 April 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Newport County

8 April 2021

The Stags are back on home soil this Friday, when they welcome Newport County AFC to One Call Stadium for a 6pm kick-off. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Forward Oli Sarkic will miss the game with a hamstring injury.

Long-term absentee Joe Riley will also be absent, as he continues his recovery from an ACL injury.

Newport will be without on-loan Mansfield forward Nicky Maynard, who is not eligible to feature against his parent club.

The Exiles are boosted by the availability of defender Mickey Demetriou, who returns from a one-match suspension.


The Stags earned a point and clean sheet away at play-off hopefuls Exeter City on Easter Monday, and will look to build on that result in Friday’s clash with Newport.

The Exiles sit seventh in Sky Bet League Two heading into their clash with the amber and blue, having amassed 60 points from 38 games.

Newport achieved victory against the in-form Bolton Wanderers in their last outing, with a 1-0 scoreline putting an end to three games without a win.


We last faced the Exiles in October 2020 at Rodney Parade, with the game ending 2-1 to the hosts.

Stephen McLaughlin was on the scoresheet for the Stags.


The referee for Friday’s game will be Christopher Pollard, assisted by Christopher Husband and Gareth Viccars. The fourth official will be Robert Lewis.

Mr. Pollard last took charge of a Mansfield fixture in our 2-1 defeat at home to Exeter City in September 2020.


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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