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Preview: Crawley Town vs Stags

12 March 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Crawley Town vs Stags

12 March 2021

Next up for the Stags is a trip to face Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday (3pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash…


Forward Oli Sarkic (thigh) will be assessed in the days leading up to the fixture.

Goalkeeper Aidan Stone will also be assessed ahead of the match, after he was absent for Tuesday’s win over Cheltenham.

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

The Stags are boosted, however, by the availability of centre-back Ryan Sweeney, who returns from a one-game suspension.


Mansfield made an emphatic return to winning ways on Tuesday evening, beating league leaders Cheltenham Town by a 3-1 scoreline.

After going behind early in the second-half, two goals from Jordan Bowery and a further strike from Jamie Reid secured an important victory.

Saturday’s opponents are in good form heading into the match, winning their last two matches in Sky Bet League Two, and three of their last five.

The Reds have won both of their previous matches by a 1-0 scoreline, against Salford City and Tranmere Rovers.


The Stags and Crawley played out a thrilling 3-3 draw when the sides last met back in December.

Defender Ryan Sweeney had given the amber and blue an early lead, before three quickfire goals from the visitors in the second-half looked to have secured all three points.

However, George Lapslie’s effort and Andy Cook’s stoppage time equaliser ensured the spoils were shared.


The referee for Saturday’s game will be Thomas Bramall, assisted by Paul Lister and Darren Blunden.

The fourth official will be Christopher Wade.


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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