Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football game at the New Lawn pits together Forest Green and Mansfield, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 League Two season. Forest Green are eyeing promotion to the League One, while Mansfield’s main goal is to avoid relegation to the National League. The Green Army suffered a 6-2 loss to Lincoln in the FA Cup at the weekend, but it has to be noted that several first-team regulars were rested in the LNER Stadium clash.
Forest Green have been impressive at their New Lawn stadium of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive win at home in the League Two. The Yellows, on the other hand, did well to shock Sunderland in the FA Cup at the weekend, but given their anything but good results in the league in the first half of the season, home win should definitely be considered.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wagstaff):
Scott Wagstaff is a Charlton Athletic product who plays for AFC Wimbledon as a midfielder. Born in Maidstone, England on March 31, 1990 the 178-cm tall scored 17 goals in 120 appearances for the Charlton senior team, before spending several seasons on loan at the likes of Bournemouth Nortwich Victoria and Leyton Orient.
In the 2013/2014 season the English footballer signed for Bristol City, penning a three-year deal with the Robins. After netting 8 goals in 72 appearances in the league for the club, Scott Wagstaff moved to Gillingham in the 2016/2017 season, signing a two-year deal with the League One side. The 178-cm-tall midfielder was released by the club chiefs in the summer of 2018.
Scott Wagstaff, who has yet to make his debut with the England national team, current plays for AFC Wimbledon in the League One. His main position is right midfield, but he is used as both central and left midfielder as well.
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.