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Stevenage
vs.
Mansfield Town

Lamax Stadium

22/04/17

15:00

Mansfield Town go to the Lamax Stadium knowing three points will shake things up even further in the hunt for a play off place come the end of the season.

Vital Quotes:

Stags boss Steve Evans told his midweek news conference, and also the Mansfield Town offical website 'The only important thing will be getting the result and looking a the league table at five o'clock.'

'Let's come out of Stevenage, let's try and close that gap to the play-off group and take it to the next game.'

Stevenage Team News:

Top scorer Matty Godden is set to miss the remainder of the season with a broken toe, whilst another couple of niggles are hampering the Stevenage squad.

Player to watch: Home Player

Steven Schumacher scored from the penalty spot last time out in the 1-1 draw with Carlisle and had other chances to score.

Mansfield Town Team News:

There are no fresh injury worries for the Stags, with Scott Shearer the only player who will miss out with a long term knee injury.

Matt Green should be fit again after coming off in the 1-1 draw with Luton on Easter Monday.

Player to watch: Away Player

Danny Rose has come in for some rough treatment from defenders in recent weeks, but given half a sniff he'll be in the box ready to pounce and is deadly in front of goal.

At the back, Jake Kean who is on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, looks back to his best in between the sticks and played a part in the last away win at Wycombe on good Friday.

Match Facts & Stats

When the Stags lost 2-1 at home to Stevenage in the final game of October 2016, it proved to be Adam Murray's last home league fixture as Mansfield Town manager.

Out of four league trips to Stevenage, the Stags have just one win and three defeats.

A 2-0 win in 2015 in the last campaign is their only success to date.

Ref Watch:

The man in the middle will be Graham Salisbury.

He took charge of the Stags 2-0 home win over Leyton Orient in January.

Match Prediction:

With so much at stake, we are going for an exciting game, as both teams will push for the win, how about a 3-2 away win for the Stags with Ben Whiteman getting the opening goal.

Next Fixtures:

The Stags face already promoted Portsmouth back at the one call next Saturday, before a trip to Crawley wraps the season up.

Stevenage face a trip to Yeovil before a final day shootout with play off rivals Accrington Stanley.


Writer:Mikey_Stags
Date:Friday April 21 2017
Time: 8:28PM

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