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Preview: Walsall vs Stags

8 February 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Walsall vs Stags

8 February 2021

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


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

The Saddlers will be without midfielder Rory Holden for the game.


The Stags were due to face Forest Green Rovers on Saturday afternoon, but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Nigel Clough’s side head into Saturday’s clash with Walsall in good form, having won each of their last five Sky Bet League Two fixtures. However, recent postponements mean that the Stags last played on Saturday 23 January.

Last time out, Walsall recorded an impressive 3-1 win away at Port Vale, a game that was also played on Saturday 23 Janaury. The Saddlers sit 12th in the Sky Bet League Two table heading into Saturday, three points and three places above the Stags, having played one game more.


Caretaker boss Richard Cooper was in the dugout the last time the two sides met, a 1-1 draw at One Call Stadium back in October 2020.

Frontman Nicky Maynard - now on loan at Newport - opened the scoring for the amber and blue, with Walsall’s Elijah Adebayo equalising four minutes into the second-half.


Referee Alan Young will take charge of Saturday’s game, assisted by Kevin Howick and Ollie Williams. The fourth official will be James Oldham.

Mr. Young also took charge of our last meeting with Walsall – mentioned above – in October.


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.

Match passes purchased for the original fixture will be automatically valid for the rearranged game.

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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