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Preview: Mansfield Town

18 November 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Mansfield Town

18 November 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game

Crawley Town travel to the One Call Stadium on Saturday to face Mansfield Town (3pm).


The Reds will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league after bowing out of the Emirates FA Cup away to Bristol Rovers 4-2 after extra time on Tuesday evening.

The Stags kick off a new era with ex-Crawley manager Steve Evans in charge for the first time after he succeeded Adam Murray on Wednesday. Evans managed the Reds from 2007-12 and guided the club into the Football League as Conference champions before leaving to join Rotherham in April 2012.


The Quotes


“It’s about what we do on Saturday – we go there to win” - Dermot Drummy.


“Everyone’s looking forward to it and we can’t wait to get back out onto the pitch” - defender Addison Garnett.

"We're fairly depleted in respect of options but we're confident we can put out a team which will be competitive," - Mansfield boss Steve Evans.


Pre-match Video


 to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game in Nottinghamshire.hereClick 


here. subscribers can watch a full interview with Addison Garnett by clicking Reds Player HD


The Opposition


 position in Sky Bet League Two ahead of Saturday’s game. They sit both three points off the play-off positions and three points off the relegation zone.thThe Stags occupy 18


Their league campaign began brightly with three wins and a draw from their opening five matches – but during September the Stags failed to pick up a victory in the league.


A 3-1 home win over local rivals Notts County at the start of October remains their only other victory since the opening month.

Team News

Reds will be without Joe McNerney, who should be available in three weeks after minor knee surgery this week.

Mark Connolly has travelled after recovering from the throat injury which forced him to miss the midweek Cup tie. Matt Harrold is also fit but may have to wear a mask to protect the nose he broke against Bristol Rovers. Adi Yussuf is unavailable under the terms of his loan from the Stags.

Mansfield are definitely without the suspended Kyle Hawkins and Alex Lacovitti and have injury concerns over Lee Collins, George Tait and Kevan Hurst.


The Officials


here.Carl Boyeson will be in charge for Saturday’s game – find out more about him and his assistants 


Ticket Details


 be available on the day of the game.WILL NOTReds supporters are reminded tickets 


here.Full details and prices on admission for the game can be found 


Follow it live


You will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.


Reds Player HD subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game. 


Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD

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