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Preview: Colchester United vs Stags

11 February 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Colchester United vs Stags

11 February 2021

Next up for the Stags is a trip to face Colchester United in Sky Bet League Two this Sunday. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Mansfield will be without midfielder George Lapslie after the 23-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday night’s match at Walsall.

Wing-back Joe Riley is a long-term absentee and will also miss the game.

The U’s may be without goalkeeper Dean Gerken, who has been recently sidelined with a back injury.


The Stags stretched their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two to seven games on Tuesday evening, but the 1-1 draw at Walsall did put to an end the impressive five-match winning streak.

This weekend’s opponents also saw their last outing result in a draw, a 0-0 scoreline away at Leyton Orient on Saturday.


We last faced the U’s at One Call Stadium in November 2020. A goal from Nicky Maynard saw the Stags lead into the closing stages of the match, but a late Luke Norris equaliser ensured the spoils were shared.

Mansfield’s last trip to the JobServe Community Stadium was a memorable one, with the amber and blue coming from two goals down to win 3-2 in January 2019.


The referee for Sunday’s match will be Christopher Sarginson, assisted by Marc Wilson and Mike Desborough. The fourth official will be Michael Chard.

Mr. Sarginson last took charge of a Mansfield fixture in our 3-3 draw with Crawley Town in December 2020.


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 Sunday’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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