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Preview: Stags vs Leyton Orient

31 March 2021

The Stags welcome Leyton Orient to One Call Stadium on Good Friday for a 3pm kick-off in Sky Bet League Two. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game…


In Wednesday’s news conference, boss Nigel Clough confirmed that forward Oli Sarkic will be out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.

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

The O’s are expected to be without defender Adam Thompson and forward Lee Angol for the game.


The Stags earned a well-deserved point after a good performance away to high-flying Tranmere Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts opened the scoring through Kaiyne Woolery before Stephen Quinn’s stunning volley made it 1-1.

Leyton Orient have won their last three matches in Sky Bet League Two, and their recent winning run has seen them rise to ninth in the league table.


We last faced the O’s away from home in mid-September 2020.

The Stags found themselves two in front following goals from Jordan Bowery and Andy Cook, but late strikes from Danny Johnson and Ruel Sotiriou ensured the game finished two goals apiece.


The referee for Friday’s game will be Robert Madley, assisted by Ivan Stankovic and Conor Brown. The fourth official will be Andrew Hendley.

Mr. Madley was on the list of Select Group Referees who officiate primarily in the Premier League between 2013 and 2018.


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 Friday’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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