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Preview: Sutton v Stags

25 August 2022

The Stags are in Sky Bet League Two action again this Saturday (27 August) away at Sutton United (3pm kick-off). Here’s all you need to know…


Forward Rhys Oates will be absent after rupturing his pectoral muscle in Mansfield’s 5-2 victory at home to AFC Wimbledon over a week ago. Boss Nigel Clough said the forward will be out for ‘a few months’.

In his news conference on Tuesday morning, the manager said: “Lucas [Akins] should train this week, Hiram Boateng should train this week.

“Stephen Quinn, we hope, was only [out for] sort of a week with his hip.

“Obviously, Rhys Oates is out for a little while and Oli Hawkins came on for five minutes or so [against Stockport County last Saturday].

“As long as he’s [Hawkins] had no reaction, he’ll train this week.”

Should Akins, Boateng, Hawkins and Quinn get through the week’s training without any further injury setbacks they could feature in the matchday squad at VBS Community Stadium on Saturday.


Our hosts have advised us that, due to engineering works there are no trains through West Sutton (the station adjacent to the ground) on Saturday.

Supporters coming by train can come to Sutton from Victoria, or use the Underground to Morden on the Northern Line, and then take either the 80 or 413 bus, which connects the ground to both stations.

The 80 goes past the Collingwood end of the ground where the visiting accommodation is.

Mansfield supporters have their own fanzone behind the away accommodation at the Collingwood end, with a 'hoppy half hour' from 1pm to 1.30pm when all draught beers, lagers and ciders will be £3.50 a pint.


The last time the two sides met was in April 2022.

The Stags lost 3-2 on the day. Matty Longstaff and a Ben Goodliffe own goal provided Mansfield’s goals in the club’s only home league defeat of 2022.


The referee for this Saturday's match away at Sutton United is Lee Swabey. Mr. Swabey will be assisted by Garry Maskell, Scott Williams and fourth official, Leigh Crowhurst.


Tickets remain on sale for the fixture.

The only way for supporters to purchase tickets for the fixture is directly through our hosts’ ticketing website by clicking here.

Because tickets can only be sold via Sutton's online ticketing website, unfortunately the club cannot facilitate priority purchasing for season ticket holders.

Therefore, tickets can be purchased on a first-come-first-served basis.

The club have received an allocation of 252 seated tickets in the main grandstand at VBS Community Stadium.

A further 600 tickets in the terracing area of the stadium are also available for purchase.

Remaining tickets can be purchased on matchday from Sutton with a £2 price increase in each category.

Prices for the encounter are as follows:


Adult: £25
Concession: £19
Junior (12-18): £11
Under-12*: £5

* Only with adult or concession ticket purchase 

Adult: £20
Concession: £14 
Junior (12-18): £6
Under-12*: FREE

* Only with adult or concession ticket purchase  


Our official fans’ club – the Stags Supporters’ Association – are providing family friendly coach travel to Sutton United.

Coaches will depart at 9am from One Call Stadium.

Coach prices are as follows:

Amber/ Junior Members: £20
Blue Members: £25
Non-Members: £30

To book, call or text the travel line on 07967 689 579.


Unable to make it to the game this weekend?

Commentary of the contest will be provided by Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes on iFollow Stags. Coverage starts approximately 10 minutes before kick-off.

Monthly subscribers inside the UK can listen to the match as part of their subscription.

Not a subscriber? Sign up today for £4.49 a month by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can purchase an audio match pass for this game for just £2.50 here.

Supporters who are outside of the UK can watch the match for just £10 by clicking here.

You can follow all the action from the fixture live via our Twitter match updates from here.

The match centre on will also contain Opta-populated updates and can be accessed here.

A report from the match will be published on the club website following the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction from the dressing room will be available to view on and iFollow Stags.

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