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Mansfield Town vs. Latics

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 45

29 April 2021

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Latics travel to Mansfield for their penultimate Sky Bet League Two fixture and final away fixture of the season this Bank Holiday weekend (3pm).

Last time out, the lads were unable to capitalise on Conor McAleny's opening goal against Grimsby Town and went on to suffer a 2-1 defeat at Boundary Park.
 
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Form Guide
 
Mansfield Town had been on a four game unbeaten run prior to last weekend's 2-0 defeat to promotion chasing Salford City.
 
They had won their previous two games before the Ammies loss with triumphs against Scunthorpe United and Stevenage.
 
There have been many draws in the Stags' run-in, with six of the last 10 ending level.
 
The Stags' last six:
 
  1. Salford City 2-0 Mansfield Town
  2. Mansfield Town 3-0 Scunthorpe United
  3. Stevenage 0-1 Mansfield Town
  4. Mansfield Town 1-1 Newport County
  5. Exeter City 0-0 Mansfield Town
  6. Mansfield Town 0-2 Leyton Orient

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

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Head-to-Head
 
Meetings: 64
Latics wins: 29
Mansfield wins: 18
Draws: 17
 
Scored: 110
Conceded: 90
 
When Latics faced Mansfield at Boundary Park earlier in the season, it was the Stags who came out on top.
 
Alfie McCalmont had got Latics off to a great start with his eighth minute opener but efforts from Harry Charsley and Ryan Sweeney found the back of the net, giving their side a 2-1 advantage at the break.
 
Jamie Reid doubled their advantage not long after the break and McAleny's 84th minute goal unfortunately proved to be just a consolation.
 
Team News
 
Zak Dearnley is expected to make a return this weekend after a lengthy period of time out with two serious injuries.
 
Watch Out For
 
Jordan Bowery is Mansfield's top scorer this campaign.
 
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Bowery has 10 goals and seven assists for the Stags this season.
 
The 29-year-old began his career with Chesterfield before moving on to Aston Villa in 2012.
 
During his time at Villa Park, Bowey was sent out on loan to Doncaster Rovers before being sold on a permanent basis to Rotherham United.
 
Spells with Bradford City, Oxford United and Leyton Orient would soon follow in quick succession before he joined Crewe, initially on loan.
 
Crewe is where he has played his most football with 118 matches and 24 goals in that time.
 
His next club was MK Dons, where he played until moving to Mansfield in June 2020.
 
In The Dugout
 
Nigel Clough is the man in the dugout for the hosts.
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Mansfield Town are the fourth club that Clough has managed in his career with Burton Albion, Derby County and Sheffield United being the other three.

He has been in charge at Mansfield since the 6th of November 2020.

The 54-year-old had a good playing career as well as management and he represented Nottingham Forest over 300 times, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday before finishing his career with Burton. He was also capped 14 times by England.

Stadium

Field Mill (One Call Stadium)

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Capacity: 9,186
Built before 1861.
Record attendance: 24,467 (vs. Nottingham Forest, 1953)

Match Officials

The referee in charge is Antony Coggins.

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He has taken charge of 26 games in this campaign handing out 78 bookings and five red cards.

The last fixture he officiated involving Latics was in January 2019 as we suffered a 2-1 defeat away at MK Dons in a Sky Bet League Two fixture.

His assistants are Thomas Harty and Robert Adkin with Darren Wilding as the Fourth Official.

Sky Bet Odds

Mansfield are odds on favourites at 10/11 to pick up all three points whilst Latics are 13/5 to be victorious on their last away trip of the season.

13/5 is also the price for the draw.

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How To Follow The Game

Fixture News

Fixture news for Mansfield Town vs Oldham Athletic on 01 May 21

27 April 2021

Because the game is classed as behind-closed-doors, supporters can tune into a live match stream with commentary available for all subscribers on iFollow Latics, as Roy Butterworth and Michael Brown talk you through the action.

Please also note, supporters will be unavailable to follow the game live on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twiter & Instagram) for this weekend's game as the club joins English football in a boycott to raise much-needed attention and change in reporting and tackling discrimination and online abuse.

Team news at 2pm and post-match reaction will be uploaded to the website on Saturday as usual, along with match centre updates direct from Opta.

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Piracy - and illegal streaming of matches - does not only carry the risk of potential criminal action, but also has a greater financial impact on clubs while supporters are unable to attend matches. 

The EFL's campaign would like to not only convey the message that piracy is immoral and illegal, but that it is also financially damaging club's across the divisions. 

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