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Exeter City v Mansfield Town - PREVIEW

Exeter City
Mansfield Town

St James Park



With just 14 games to go until the end of the season, the Stags will look to pick up points on the road to launch a final bid to crack the top 3 come the start of May.

Vital Quotes:

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale said ahead of the game 'I'm not surprised to see Mansfield challenging at the top end of the table, I called it at the start of the season.'

Stags boss Steve Evans has said '"Exeter`s a footballing side under a man who I`ve said before I hold in the highest regard of many managers in football.'

"It`s no surprise to me that Exeter`s in the shake-up. It won`t be a surprise when they`re in the top three or four at the end.'

Exeter City Team News:

The Grecians are waiting on the fitness of right-back Pierce Sweeney, whilst
defender Jordan Storey is expected to be fit after suffering an injury in the game against Wycombe Wanderers.

Player to watch: Jayden Stockley

Jayden Stockley has 15 goals to his name this season in all competitions and is the man to watch.

Mansfield Town Team News:

Zander Diamond returned to the Stags bench in midweek and could feature in the back line.

David Mirfin is still a way off returning following injury, but otherwise the Stags are at full strength.

Player to watch: Alfie Potter

Alfie Potter will be hoping to follow up his first ever professional hat trick in midweek, and is playing his best football since being at the club.

Match Facts & Stats

The Stags have lost just once in 11 games, a 1-0 defeat to Swindon Town last weekend on the road.

This fixture at the one call earlier in the season finished 1-1 with a late equalizer for the visitors sparking wild scenes from the away dugout.

Match Prediction:

We go for another 1-1 draw in this fixture, and would certainly be happy with that.

Next Fixtures:

The Stags next face a mouth watering home clash with Coventry City next weekend, in front of a bumper One Call crowd.

Exeter City face two away trips to struggling sides, Crewe and Grimsby Town.

Date:Saturday February 17 2018
Time: 7:53AM

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