Stevenage return to Sky Bet League Two action this Saturday for an important clash with Nigel Clough’s Mansfield Town…
Alex Revell’s men come into the fixture after a hard-earned draw against MK Dons in the FA Cup last weekend, followed by a 1-0 home victory against Cambridge United in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday. Both sides find themselves in similar positions in the league, therefore a win is vital for either club.
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Founded in 1897 as Mansfield Wesleyans, The Stags have been a regular amongst the Football Leagues for over a century. They first became Mansfield Town in 1910 and were admitted into the Football League in 1931. Their stay in the Football League included several promotions and relegations between the second, third and fourth divisions, as well as winning the Football League Trophy in the 1986-87 campaign.
Their long run in the Football League came to an unfortunate end in 2008 after being relegated to the Conference. The Stags would only go on to spend five seasons in non-league before their promotion back to Sky Bet League Two.
Managed by Nigel Clough since November 2020, The Stags have struggled for form so far this season. They currently find themselves 20th in Sky Bet League Two after winning three games, drawing five and losing seven.
However, Mansfield’s last three results have showed promising signs, with a win at home to Tranmere in the League followed by an impressive 1-0 upset victory away to Sunderland in the FA Cup. Three days later, The Stags defeated Newcastle United Under 21s 6-3 in the Papa John’s Trophy. Their current top scorer is Danny Johnson who bagged a hat trick earlier in the week.
This season will be the eighth consecutive campaign in which these sides have met. Stevenage and Mansfield have played each other seventeen times competitively with Saturday’s visitors able to boast a slightly better win rate. Boro have won six of these encounters, drawn three and lost eight. The last time the two sides met, Mansfield were able to pick up a 1-0 win at The Lamex Stadium in April 2021.
- Referee – Christopher Sarginson
- Assistant 1 – Michael Chard
- Assistant 2 – Stuart Butler
- Fourth Official – Brett Huxtable
iFollow offers a Video Match Pass for £10 for Saturday’s game if you cannot attend The Lamex Stadium but wish to watch the game.
Match tickets for Stevenage vs Mansfield Town are now available from www.borotickets.co.uk.