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🗞️ Preview: Mansfield Town vs. Bolton Wanderers

17 February 2021

Ian Evatt’s men travel to Nottinghamshire once again to take on Mansfield Town for a second rearranged Sky Bet League Two fixture at the One Call Stadium.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: “It’s going to be a challenging and tough game. We have to make sure we’re at it from minute one and they’ll be extremely motivated to beat us. Nigel is a great motivator.

“We want to go there and implement our game plan and the way we play onto them. If we do that then I’m confident we’ll get a result.”

 

Nigel Clough: “They will be a different proposition to what they probably would’ve been a few weeks ago.

“That’s why we were probably desperate to play the first time around as we were in such a good run of form. We wanted to play every few days before the interruption.

“We have to try and get that back on track and we’re not far from it at the moment, but Bolton will certainly be a bit more confident than they were a few weeks ago.

“We have picked up two good points on the road and now we need something from these next home two games, starting with Bolton.”

 

How to Watch:

Wanderers supporters can watch the clash with Mansfield Town by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10 you don’t have to miss a kick.

An iFollow BWFC video match pass will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with the entire match streamed through any compatible laptop, computer, tablet, or mobile device in the United Kingdom.

 

Team News:

Kieran Lee is available for selection after completing his period of self-isolation to bolster a midfield that will include MJ Williams whose red card was rescinded by the FA yesterday.

The Stags will be without George Lapslie who is three or four weeks away with a hamstring injury while Oli Sarkic (thigh) and Kellan Gordon (knee) will not be available to face Wanderers this evening. 

 

Bookies Odds:

Mansfield Town win: 21/20

Draw: 12/5

Bolton Wanderers win: 23/10

Correct as of 17/02/2021 (11am) on skybet.com

 

Form:

Wanderers have only lost one away game in 2021 and go into this contest on the back of two wins and a draw in their last three games.

Mansfield’s five-game winning streak was halted by the weather which caused a flurry of postponements at the One Call Stadium and they have drawn their past two encounters.

 

Last time out:

The two teams last met in early November at the University of Bolton Stadium and it was a game that ended with honours even.

Coming into the match without a league victory to their name, Mansfield took the lead through George Lapslie but Antoni Sarcevic’s late leveller ensured that Wanderers came away with a share of the spoils.

 

Match Officials:

Referee: Anthony Coggins.

Assistant Referees: Gareth Mellor and Paul Evans.  

Fourth Official: Samuel Barrott.​


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