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Preview: Stags vs Cheltenham Town

8 March 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Cheltenham Town

8 March 2021

The Stags welcome league leaders Cheltenham Town to One Call Stadium on Tuesday for their latest Sky Bet League Two fixture (7pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…


The Stags will be without defender Ryan Sweeney after he was sent off for two bookable offences in Saturday’s defeat to Barrow.

Goalkeeper Aidan Stone and forward Oli Sarkic are both doubts for the game, while defender Joe Riley is a long-term absentee.

Midfielder George Lapslie and full-back Stephen McLaughlin could make a return to the squad for the fixture, as revealed by manager Nigel Clough in Monday’s news conference.

Tuesday’s visitors will likely be without Elliot Bonds, Will Boyle and Ellis Chapman for the fixture.


The Stags will look for a return to winning ways on Tuesday night, following Saturday’s disappointing 2-0 loss away to Barrow.

Last time out on home soil, the amber and blue recorded an impressive 1-0 victory against Morecambe.

Cheltenham sit at the summit of the Sky Bet League Two table, having accumulated 59 points from 32 games, winning their last four matches.

Last time out, they recorded a 3-2 victory at home to Port Vale.


We last faced Cheltenham in an Emirates FA Cup third round fixture back in January.

Extra-time was needed to separate the sides, following goals from Stephen McLaughlin and Alfie May in regular time.

Will Boyle’s goal in the 110th minute of the contest saw Cheltenham progress to the fourth round, where they were beaten by Manchester City.


The referee for Tuesday’s clash will be Scott Oldham, assisted by Alistair Nelson and Bradley Hall. The fourth official will be Oliver Bickle.

Mr. Oldham last took charge of a Mansfield fixture in our 1-1 draw away at Morecambe last season.


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 Tuesday’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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