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LEAGUE 2 LOWDOWN: MANSFIELD TOWN

10 July 2018

Our League Two lowdown continues with Mansfield Town, who will be looking to improve on last season when they just missed out on the play-offs.

Who are ya?

Mansfield Town finished 8th last season on 72 points, three point behind Lincoln City who occupied the final play-off spot.

Ins and Outs

Manager David Flitcroft has made four signing since the summer transfer window opened. Otis Khan has signed from Yeovil Town and Craig Davies from Oldham both for undisclosed fees, while Matt Preston from Swindon and Neal Bishop from Scunthorpe have both signed on free transfers.

Alfie Potter and Jimmy Spencer are amongst the players who have left the club.

 

A Sound Replacement

Flitcroft will be hoping Craig Davies proves a suitable replacement for striker Kane Hemmings, who has been snapped up by Notts County after a prolific season for the Stags in the last campaign. Hemmings scored 15 goals for Mansfield last season, including a 99th minute equaliser against County in a league match. The Stags will now turn to former Bolton striker Davies to replace Hemmings, as Mansfield look to the places above the play-offs next season.

Previous Meetings

Matches between The Stags and The Reds stretch all the way back to 2008 when both sides were in the National League or Conference as it was called then, with Crawley picking up four wins from the 12 contests, with six for Mansfield.

The most recent contest saw the two sides draw 1-1 on the final day of last season as Kane Hemmings cancelled out Karlan Ahearne-Grant’s opener. Crawley won the home fixture 2-0 thanks to goals from Joe McNerney and Ibrahim Meite.


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