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Preview: Stevenage vs Stags

15 April 2021

The Stags travel to face Stevenage on Saturday for their latest Sky Bet League Two encounter (12:30pm kick-off). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Mansfield will be without long-term absentee Joe Riley (ACL) and forward Oli Sarkic (hamstring) for the game.

Stevenage manager Alex Revell will have a full quota of players to choose from for the fixture.


We last faced Stevenage back in October 2020 at One Call Stadium, a game that ended goalless in Nottinghamshire.

Our last visit to the Lamex Stadium, back in December 2018, resulted in a 3-1 win for the Stags, with defender Ryan Sweeney adding to a Tyler Walker brace.


The Stags have lost just once in their last seven outings, but six of these results have been draws.

Mansfield will be looking for a return to winning ways against a Stevenage side that recently saw a hugely impressive 12-match unbeaten run ended by way of a 1-0 defeat to Salford.

Stevenage’s recent form has seen them rise to 15th in the Sky Bet League Two standings, earning 53 points from 41 games.


The referee for Saturday’s match will be Samuel Barrott, assisted by Christopher Kidd and Samuel Ogles. The fourth official will be Garry Maskell.

Mr. Barrott last took charge of a Mansfield fixture in our 2-1 win over Scunthorpe United in November’s Papa John’s Trophy fixture.


As a mark of respect, this Saturday’s match against Stevenage – originally scheduled for 3pm – will get under way at the earlier time of 12:30pm.

This change has been made to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


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.

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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