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Preview: Southend United vs Stags

21 January 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Southend United vs Stags

21 January 2021

The Stags are back in action this weekend, with a trip to face Southend United in Sky Bet League Two. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


Captain Ollie Clarke is expected to return to training towards the end of this week, and will therefore be assessed ahead of Saturday’s game.

Defender James Perch has been involved in training this week after recovering from a recent illness.

Wing-back Joe Riley is a long-term absentee and will miss Saturday’s fixture.


The Stags head into the weekend’s match in fine form, having won each of their last four games in Sky Bet League Two.

Last time out, the amber and blue recorded a 3-2 win away at Oldham Athletic that perhaps flattered their opponents, with the Stags missing a penalty and hitting the crossbar.

Despite Southend currently sitting bottom of the table, they have won two of their last five matches in the league, and have lost just twice in their last nine outings.


We welcomed Southend to One Call Stadium last month, a well-contested clash that ended one goal apiece in north Nottinghamshire.

James Olayinka put the visitors ahead in the first-half, but frontman Jordan Bowery netted in the second period to ensure the spoils were shared.


The referee for Saturday’s match will be Benjamin Speedie, assisted by Andy Bennett and Joseph Stokes. The fourth official will be Louis Marks.

Mr. Speedie last took charge of a Mansfield fixture when the Stags drew 1-1 at home to Colchester United in November 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 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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