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Preview: Stags vs Preston North End (Carabao Cup)

10 August 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Preston North End (Carabao Cup)

10 August 2021

Next up for the Stags is a Carabao Cup first round clash at home to Preston North End on Tuesday 10 August (7:45pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know ahead of the game...


Please read these special notices, which include COVID-19 safety guidelines, before attending Tuesday's match at One Call Stadium:

  • Proof of a negative test or double vaccination is not required to gain entry
  • Please do not attend the match if you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Sanitiser will be available throughout the stadium
  • All of our staff will be wearing masks for their own safety but also the safety of our supporters
  • We encourage mask wearing whilst not seated
  • Please respect others by keeping a safe distance especially within toilet areas, queuing and on the concourse  
  • Kiosks will be open, along with Sandy's Bar & Kitchen and the fans' zone (5pm)
  • The Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for the game
  • Please arrive in plenty of time ahead of kick-off
  • We ask our supporters to refrain from asking players/management for photographs/autographs


Mansfield will be without defender Elliott Hewitt and midfielder Harry Charsley due to thigh injuries, boss Nigel Clough revealed in Monday morning's news conference.

Preston manager Frankie McAvoy will have forwards Sean Maguire and Scott Sinclair available for selection, following the duos' recent isolation periods coming to an end.

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd will miss the game after being substituted with concussion on Saturday.


The Stags made a winning start to the Sky Bet League Two campaign on Saturday courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers at One Call Stadium.

Frontman Oli Hawkins opened the scoring in the first-half, before Cian Harries' stunning volley made it one apiece.

There was late drama in the clash, as the Stags were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time, with striker Danny Johnson stepping up to convert.

Preston will be looking to bounce back from their season-opening 4-1 defeat to Hull City.


We last faced the Lilywhites last season, once again in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The fixture, played at Deepdale Stadium, ended with a convincing 4-0 win for the hosts.


The referee for Tuesday's match will be Ross Joyce, assisted by Robert Atkin and Geoffrey Russell. The fourth official will be Johnathon Bickerdike.

Mr. Joyce last took charge of a Stags' fixture in our 1-0 defeat at home to Harrogate Town in February.


Ticket prices for the fixture are as follows...

Adults: £15
Concessions (65+, under-18): £5

Disabled supporters are entitled to a free carer ticket if on the higher rate of disability living allowance or the enhanced rate of personal independence payment.

The Quarry Lane Stand will not be open for the fixture.

Tickets are now available to purchase via

Tickets will remain on general sale, via the ticket office and online, until kick-off on matchday.


The Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for supporters before, during or after the match.

Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen and our fans' zone bar will both open at 5pm.

Sandy's Bar & Kitchen will serve matchday food up until kick-off. No food will be available from Sandy's after the game.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for both home and away supporters, and the bar is located at the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand.

The club will not be producing a matchday programme for this fixture. The next edition of The Stag will be available to purchase on Saturday, when Mansfield welcome Newport County in Sky Bet League Two.


Car parking is severely restricted at One Call Stadium and works on a first come, first served basis. All reserved car parking spaces are within the location of the Ian Greaves Stand car park.

Matchday parking costs £5 per car. Please note that the car park shuts 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.

The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane.

Charges are as follows:

Grove St 50p/hr
Victoria St 50p/hr
Garden Rd 50p/hr
Church Lane 80p/hr

All of the above pay and display surface level car parks offer cashless parking via RingGo as an additional way to pay.

Every car park has a unique code so people can either pay over the phone, by text, online or by using a free smartphone app.

Details of how to do this are displayed in each car park. Information about all Mansfield District Council car parks can be found at

Where do I go when I get to One Call Stadium?


If you are a hospitality guest, please enter the stadium via the brown double doors to the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand, which is the entrance to our hospitality suites. 

The doors are located to the left of the white merchandise stall outside Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, backing onto the main car park and sign-posted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'


Members of the media are asked to also head to the entrance to our hospitality suites, where our media steward will provide you with the necessary accreditation. 

The required entrance is located to the left of the merchandise stall outside Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.


If you need to collect tickets, please head to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane. For ticket purchases, please visit the matchday ticket office, adjacent to the Quarry Lane Stand, around the corner from the main ticket office.

The Ian Greaves Stand is the main stand at One Call Stadium, which backs onto the main car park. 

Away supporters are housed in the North Stand, which can be accessed via Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking at the retail park.


The match will not be available to view live on iFollow Stags.

Can't make it to the game? You can 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.

iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the clash - courtesy of Martin Shaw - by logging into iFollow Stags 15 minutes before kick-off.

Supporters who are blind or visually impaired can take advantage of our fantastic free audio descriptive commentary service.

Provided by Alan March Sport, supporters can listen to commentary from trained audio description broadcasters.

To take advantage of this free service, please visit the entrance to the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium after 6pm on Tuesday.

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.


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