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Preview: Stags vs Coventry City

26 July 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Coventry City

26 July 2021

The Stags will welcome supporters back to One Call Stadium for the first time since February 2020 on Tuesday evening, when Nigel Clough's men host Sky Bet Championship side Coventry City (7pm kick-off).


The Ian Greaves Stand will be open for Stags’ supporters, whilst the North Stand will host visiting fans from Coventry.

Tickets are only available in advance of the game and will not be available to purchase on the day of the match.

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

  • 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 closed, however, the outdoor fan zone bar will be open
  • Please arrive with plenty of time ahead of kick-off
  • We ask our supporters to refrain from asking players/management for photographs/autographs


The Stags will be without defender Elliott Hewitt (ill), midfielder Harry Charsley (thigh) and goalkeeper George Shelvey (thigh) for the game.

On-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop will join up with the squad for the first time on Tuesday.

The squad for the match is as follows: Nathan Bishop, Marek Stech, Kellan Gordon, James Perch, Stephen McLaughlin, George Maris, Stephen Quinn, Ollie Clarke, George Lapslie, Oliver Hawkins, Jordan Bowery, Danny Johnson, Ryan Burke, Tyrese Sinclair, James Clarke.


The Stags played twice over the weekend, with a youthful lineup earning a 2-1 win at Alfreton on Friday, and a more experienced side winning by the same scoreline at Hull City on Saturday.

Young forwards Nathan Caine and Tyrese Sinclair found the net against Alfreton, with striker Danny Johnson firing home twice at the MKM Stadium on Saturday.

The Sky Blues have appeared on three occasions in pre-season, against Sevilla, Cheltenham and two separate 60-minute games against MK Dons. Coventry have lost all of their pre-season matches ahead of Tuesday's fixture.


The referee for Tuesday's match will be David Webb, assisted by Kenwyn Hughes and Steve Meredith. The fourth official will be Dave Plowright.


Food kiosks inside the ground will be closed for the fixture, however, the fans’ zone bar outside Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen will be open.

Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen will also be open, and we advise supporters to book a table in advance on 01623 482 482 (option 2).

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