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OPPOSITION GUIDE: MANSFIELD v CITY

24 January 2020

City contest their second-straight away match tomorrow, travelling to Mansfield Town (3.00pm). 

The Stags currently sit 20th in Sky Bet League Two, having lost their last three matches. 

We have compiled an Opposition Guide, packed full of detailed information on tomorrow’s hosts...

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The One Call Stadium side have added to their side with nine new arrivals since the summer, with a further seven departing. 

Ins: James Clarke (Burnley), Dion Donohue (Portsmouth), Nicky Maynard (Bury), Aidan Stone (Burnley), Kellan Gordon (Derby County), Conor Shaughnessy (Leeds United, loan), Andy Cook (Walsall), Oladapo Afolayan (West Ham United), Harry Charsley (Everton). 

Outs: Ben Turner (Notts County), Lewis Gibbens (Boston United, loan), Zayn Hakeem (Bradford (Park Avenue)), Dion Donohue (Swindon Town), Jason Law (Leek Town, loan), Will Atkinson (Port Vale), David Mirfin (retired).

ONES TO WATCH

Nicky Maynard:

An experienced operator with a wealth of EFL experience, Maynard joined Mansfield in the summer following a prolific season at Bury. 

The 33-year-old striker has also seen success at Bristol City and Crewe Alexandra - where he began his professional career. 

Otis Khan:

Talented midfielder Khan began his youth career at Manchester United, before graduating through Sheffield United's academy. 

The 24-year-old spent two years at Yeovil Town between 2016 and 2018, before moving to the One Call Stadium. 

Danny Rose: 

A Yorkshireman, Rose has made over 150 appearances for the Stags since signing for them in 2016. 

The forward began his career at his hometown club Barnsley - where he is a product of the academy - before moving to Bury in 2014. 

Andy Cook:

Another striker, Cook moved to Mansfield in the summer having spent last season at Walsall. 

The 29-year-old is a former England 'C' international and has also served spells at the likes of Carlisle United, Grimsby Town and Tranmere Rovers. 

THE MANAGER

Recently-appointed Graham Coughlan took the reins at Mansfield last month following the sacking of John Dempster. 

The 45-year-old spent a season and a half at the Bristol Rovers helm, who he had guided to fourth place in Sky Bet League One at the time of his departure. 

As a player, the Irishman represented the likes of Plymouth Argyle, Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United, Southend United and Sheffield Wednesday, as a defender. 

THE CAPTAIN

Powerful defender Krystian Pearce is one of Mansfield's longest-serving players, having signed for the club in the summer of 2015. 

At 30, the Barbados international has represented the likes of Huddersfield Town, Notts County, Torquay United and Scunthorpe United. 

The former England youth international began his professional career at his hometown club Birmingham City, where he is an academy graduate. 

LAST TIME OUT

The Stags fell to their third-straight defeat last Saturday, losing out 3-1 at high-flying Plymouth Argyle. 

Plymouth Argyle 3 (Niall Canavan 43', Antoni Sarcevic 61' pen, Ryan Hardie 90+1')

Mansfield Town 1 (Andy Cook 66')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday January 18th 2019

Attendance: 10,523

Mansfield: Robert Olejnik; Krystian Pearce (c), Matt Preston, Ryan Sweeney (booked 54'); Hayden White (James Clarke 52'), Neal Bishop (Harry Charsley 79'), Alex MacDonald, Malvind Benning; Christopher Hamilton (booked 36'); Danny Rose (Andy Cook 66'), Nicky Maynard. Subs (not used): Aidan Stone (GK), Alistair Smith, Otis Khan, Craig Davies. 

A further allocation of tickets for tomorrow's trip are still on sale, with over 1,300 Bantams set to make the trip. CLICK HERE to purchase. 


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