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Match Preview - Mansfield vs Cheltenham

Updated: Mar 9

The Stags are back in action at The One Call Stadium as Michael Duffs league leading Cheltenham are the visitors.

Nigel Clough's men will be wanting to bounce back after Saturdays disappointing defeat at Barrow.

Team News

Stags will be missing defender Ryan Sweeney as he serves his one match suspension for his red card at the weekend.

Aidan Stone is expected to miss tomorrow nights game but boss Nigel Clough admitted in his press conference Monday that his injury isn't as bad as first feared, Clough also expects striker Oliver Sarkic to sit out tomorrow nights game.

Clough also expects George Lapslie and Stephen McLaughlin to be back in contention for the Stags.


Cheltenham will likely be without Elliot Bonds, Will Boyle and Ellis Chapman for the fixture.


Recent Form

It was disapointment for Cloughs men last time out as they slumped to defeat at Holker Street, a brace from Patrick Brough doing the damage and a second half red card for defender Ryan Sweeney condemning the Stags fate.


Micheal Duffs men currently sit at the summit of Sky Bet League Two after they picked up maximum points at the weekend at home to Port Vale, a quick-fire double from Alfie May to take his season tally to 11, Liam Sercombe rounded off the scoring for Duff's men but they were made to sweat late on after two quick goals from Port Vale but the Robins managed to hold out for their fourth win in a row.

Last Time We Met

FA Cup action was the last time these teams met, Stephen McLaughlin got the games first goal after three minutes, Alfie May got the Robins level with 17 minutes to play. The afternoon would end in heartbreak for Nigel Cloughs men after Will Boyle got on the end of a Ben Tozer long throw and that was enough for them to see off the Stags.


Match Officials

The referee for Tuesday’s clash will be Scott Oldham, assisted by Geoffrey Russell 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.


Match Coverage

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 with the link below.


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A reminder that season ticket holders are able to watch this game free of charge, due to it being a home league game.

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