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Preview: Mansfield (H)

1 May 2015

The League Two season concludes tomorrow with Mansfield Town visiting the Store First Stadium.

Ahead of kick off, the official website has all the information you might need:There's just one game of the season left, with Mansfield Town visiting the Store First Stadium.

After a poor afternoon at Dagenham last time out the Reds are determined to end the season on a high and in the process do the double over the Stags.

The visitors have changed manager since the clubs last met and will be looking to finish as high as they can following a spell at the wrong end of the table.[/vc_tab]Andy Procter remains the only long term absentee with his ankle still in plaster.

Winger Gerardo Bruna is still struggling to be fit but otherwise John Coleman has a full strength squad to choose from with Nicky Hunt back from suspension.

If selected Josh Windass will make his 50th appearance for the club.[/vc_tab]The Stags have spent five of the last ten seasons in League Two, with the other five seasons spent in the Conference Premier. The Stags were relegated to the Conference at the end of the 2007/08 season after finishing in 23rd place in the League Two table.

They then spent the following five seasons in the Conference, before being promoted back to the football league after winning the Conference Premier title in the 2012/13 season.

In their first season back in the football league the club finished in 11th place in the League Two table last season.[/vc_tab]

Adam Murray

Adam Murray was unveiled as the new manager of Mansfield in early December 2014.

The 33-year-old, who is the youngest boss in the Football League, succeeded Paul Cox, who departed the club by mutual consent.

Murray has amassed a wealth of experience, having made more than 500 appearances during his 17-year playing career and winning promotion no fewer than five times.

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Rakish Bingham

Striker Rakish Bingham became an instant hit with supporters following his debut goal in a 2-1 win over Exeter City this season.

Born in London, Bingham joined Wigan's Under 18s in 2010.

Unable to break into the Latics' first team in 2012/13, Bingham spent a portion of last term on loan at Falkirk in the Scottish Championship.

[/vc_tab]The two sides have met on 50 previous occasions and Mansfield narrowly hold the advantage with 20 wins to Stanley's 18

In recent years the Reds have enjoyed good times against the Stags, winning five of the last six meetings.

Mansfield last tasted victory in this fixture in an FA Cup tie back in 2006. They haven't won in their three previous visits to the Store First Stadium.

[/vc_tab]Stanley's 4-0 defeat at Dagenham last weekend brought an end to a five match unbeaten run.

The Reds can finish no higher than their current position of 17th but could drop to 19th results go against them.

Mansfield sit 21st in the table. They've won one of their last eight, losing the other seven.[/vc_tab]

Stanley

Gornell 8 (5 for Cheltenham)

Mingoia 8

Maguire 7

McCartan 6

Windass 6

Gray 5

Naismith 4

Joyce 4

Atkinson 4

Mansfield

Oliver 7

Bingham 7

Lambe 5[/vc_tab]

Chris Foy (Merseyside)

Mr Haines is an experienced official who has been a regular at Premier League level for a number of years.

His last Stanley game was back in 2012 when the Reds lost 3-2 to John Coleman's Rochdale.

This season: 20 games, 73 yellow cards, 8 red cards[/vc_tab]Admission prices for the game are:

Adults £20

Over 65′s & Students £15

Under 18′s £10

Accompanied Under 12′s £5

For more information on Mansfield Town, why not visit their official website www.mansfieldtown.net or their Twitter feed @mansfieldtownfc[/vc_tab]


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