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The Lowdown on...Mansfield

21 July 2015

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IN his rundown of all of our opponents this season, HADEN TYE gets his feelers - or should that be antlers? - into Mansfield Town's summer developments...

Last season: 21, League Two, 48 pts
Manager: Adam Murray
Nickname: The Stags
When we play them: home - Saturday, February 13; away - Saturday, September 26
Last season: home - W 2-1; away - L 1-0
Ins: Chris Beardsley (Stevenage); Adam Chapman (Newport County); Lee Collins (Northampton Town); Brian Jensen (Crawley Town); Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley); Krystian Pearce (Torquay United); Scott Shearer (Crewe Alexandra); Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth)
Outs: Lee Beevers (Lincoln City); Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United); Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town); Alex Fisher; Liam Hearn (Lincoln City); Simon Heslop; Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient); Ricky Ravenhill; Michael Raynes (Carlisle United); Matt Rhead(Lincoln City); Martin Riley (Tranmere Rovers); Sascha Studer; Ritchie Sutton(Tranmere Rovers)

If they were a vegetable they would be... Sweetcorn. Both are yellow in colour, and reasonably well known despite never growing too big. Things reached boiling point with ex-owner Keith Haslam, who was an unpopular figure and Mansfield looked set to struggle until they could regain ownership of their club and stadium, the former was achieved in 2008 and the latter being achieved in 2012. They had a sweet season in 2012-13, returning to the Football League. They will be looking to keep their head above water after a close-call at the wrong end of League 2 last season.

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