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Preview: Stags vs Cambridge United

19 February 2021

Next up for the Stags is a visit from league leaders Cambridge United on Saturday (3pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


On-loan Blackpool forward Oli Sarkic has an ‘outside chance’ of making the squad following a recent thigh issue, as revealed by boss Nigel Clough in Friday morning’s news conference.

Defender Kellan Gordon (knee) will continue to be assessed in the lead-up to the fixture, whilst midfielder George Lapslie (hamstring) will miss out.

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

Cambridge are set to be without on-loan MK Dons midfielder Hiram Boateng for the weekend’s encounter.


Stags’ eight-match unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two came to an end on Wednesday evening, courtesy of a 3-2 loss to Bolton Wanderers.

Cambridge head into Saturday’s match at the summit of the league table, having amassed 49 points from 29 games. Last time out, the U’s drew 0-0 at home to Southend United.


Mansfield came out on top the last time the two sides met, with a Jamie Reid goal being enough to secure all three points at Abbey Stadium.

The game, played in front of just under 2,000 U’s fans, secured back-to-back away victories for Nigel Clough’s men.


The referee for Saturday’s game will be Sam Purkiss, assisted by Matthew Smith and Gareth Viccars. The fourth official will be James Bell.


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 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 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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