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Match Preview | Mansfield Town (A)

U's take on in-form Stags on Tuesday evening

7 February 2022

Colchester United will be looking to make it five games unbeaten at the One Call Stadium on Tuesday night in Mansfield.

Wayne Brown's side took their second successive away win on Saturday afternoon with an excellent 1-0 victory at Leyton Orient on Saturday afternoon. Freddie Sears was on target for his thirteenth of the season, with the U's hoping to pick up more points against Mansfield Town. 

Colchester United won the game in tough circumstances, with a number of late injuries and players missing for various reasons, with Emyr Huws, John Akinde, Alan Judge, Tom Dallison and Shamal George all playing no part in the victory. 

And the U's could be without Cole Skuse for the match at Mansfield Town, after he left the field with a head injury on Saturday, but will have Luke Chambers to select from once again after the centre-half completed his two-game suspension. 

The Opposition
Mansfield Town head into the game against the U's, currently on a nine-game unbeaten run in the league, and looking to consolidate their position in the top seven.

Nigel Clough's side were on an eight-game winning streak in the league, a new club record, but that was brought to a halt last Tuesday with a goalless draw against Harrogate Town. 

The Stags upturn in form, where they have lost just one of their last thirteen has seen them rapidly climb the table. Going from twenty-third to sixth, with games in hand on each of the five clubs above them in the standings, Tuesday's hosts will be eager to continue their good form.

And some good business from Clough's side means they will be hoping they can make an impact on the top three before the end of the season. 

The arrivals at the One Call Stadium include Matty Longstaff from Newcastle United, Lucas Akins from Burton Albion and Scottish international, Jamie Murphy, bolstering the Stags' squad for the second half of the campaign. 

A mid-season arrival that has been a key part of their good form is the signing of former Colchester United midfielder, John-Joe O'Toole. The thirty-three-year-old former U's man joined at the same time Mansfield's good run began, and he has been involved in all but one game since. 

Last Time We Met

The U's fought back from a goal down to pick up a point at home to Mansfield Town earlier in the season. Former Colchester United player, Elliott Hewitt bagged the opener before a last minute Freddie Sears penalty levelled the game. 

Ticket Info
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Streaming Info
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