Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bolton will be aiming to make amends for a heavy 4-0 loss to Leyton Orient when they welcome Mansfield Town at their University of Bolton. The Trotters have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season, and, as a result, they sit in the danger zone in the League Two standings. The bad news for the hosts is that important attacker Nathan Delfouneso picked up an injury in the 4-0 defeat at Leyton.
The Yellows, on the other hand, dropped a one-goal advantage in a 1-1 draw with Walsall at the weekend. Mansfield Town aim to move away from the danger zone as well, and it seems as if they will not get better chance than this to record their first win of the season. Delfouneso should be sorely missed in the midweek fixture, and, taking everything into account, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.