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SEASON PREVIEW: MANSFIELD TOWN

4 August 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Next up it's Mansfield Town...


Mansfield Town

Address: Field Mill, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5DA

Stadium capacity: 10,000

Manager: Adam Murray


Transfers
In

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale), CJ Hamilton (Sheffield United), Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham & Redbridge), Patrick Hoban (Oxford United), Kevan Hurst (Southend United), Danny Rose (Bury) and George Taft (Burton Albion).


Out

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers), Anthony Dwyer (released), Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United), Liam Marsden (released), Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) and Craig Westcarr (released)


Last Season

Although a certain Mr Sarll may now hold the distinction of youngest manager in League Two, that takes nothing away from an impressive performance from Adam Murray last season. His Mansfield side improved on their 21st place finish, surprising many by scraping into the top-half by virtue of goal difference. The double over local rivals Notts County was a particularly memorable highlight of a strong season, especially the 5-0 romp at home.


Key Players
Keeping hold of Matt Green could prove important, with the striker netting 15 times last season. Otherwise, Tanzanian winger Adi Yussuf will look to provide creative strength in attack, with new widemen Ashley Hemmings and Kevan Hurst equally eager to impress. George Taft and Ryan Bennett arrive with experience of promotion to League One in defence, so will hope to be able to help the Stags get to League One for the first time since 2003.

SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 33/1
Promotion- 13/2
Relegation- 9/1
Top 7- 3/1

Fixtures

Mansfield Town v Stevenage, Saturday 29th October 2016

Stevenage v Mansfield Town, Saturday 22nd April 2017



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