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Match Preview - Barrow vs Mansfield

Updated: Mar 8

Nigel Cloughs men travel to Cumbria for the second time this season and a first trip to Holker Street since 2013.

The Stags go into the game on the back of a disappointing defeat away at Bradford City and will go into the game looking to get their season back on track against second bottom Barrow.


Team News

George Maris will miss tomorrows game with a groin injury, Nigel Clough saying after the game Tuesday that he isn't sure how long he will be out. George Lapslie is also going to miss tomorrows game as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Stephen McLaughlin is also expected to miss tomorrows game after picking up an injury at Harrogate. Joe Riley is the only other long term absentee for boss Nigel Clough.


Barrow are be be hoping for a return for Josh Kay as he sat out Tuesday defeat against Harrogate through injury, Lewis Hardcastle and Tom Davies will also be assessed before the game.

Matt Platt and Mike Jones will also miss tomorrows game through injury.


Last Time Out

Defeat for both sides last time out as the Stags whimpered to a 1-0 defeat in West Yorkshire and Barrow were unable to overcome Harrogate by the same score line.


Previous Meetings

It was defeat for the Stags the last time these teams met back in November as the Stags crumbled under the men from Cumbria, goals from Barry, Brough, Kay, Biggins as well as consolations from James Perch and Harry Charsley were enough for Barrow come away with the three points. Full debutant Aaron O'Driscoll also saw red for a second bookable offence.


The Stags last visit to Holker Street was a memorable in 2013 as a 4-0 win being the one of the games of the season for then Stags boss Paul Cox and his title winning team. Goals from Lee Stevenson, John Dempster and a double from talisman Matt Green enough to come away with the three points.

Stags custodian Alan Marriott also coming away from the game with the plaudits after a brilliant double save from Barrows Richie Bakers spot kick.


Match Officials

The referee for Saturday’s clash with Barrow will be Carl Boyeson, assisted by Paul Newhouse and Billy Smallwood.

The fourth official will be Lewis Smith.


Match Coverage

Supporters wishing to watch this match live can do so on iFollow Stags. Match passes are available at just £10, and can be purchased with the link below.

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As ever you can follow the game on all the usual social media methods; Facebook and Twitter.

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