Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Mansfield Town will be aiming to climb to the playoffs berth when they take on Harrogate in the penultimate game of the season. The Yellows are eyeing their tenth home win of the season and they have no other option but to go all guns blazing at Harrogate. Elliott Hewitt limped off with injury in a 2-1 loss to Leyton Orient, with Riley Harbottle likely to step up.
The Sulphurites, on the other hand, have nothing to play for in Saturday’s clash as they have already secured the League Two survival. Taking everything into account, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. Alexander Pattison remains on the sidelines with injury, but there are no fresh injury concerns in the visiting team. In the first half of the season Harrogate outclassed Mansfield 3-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Akins):
After making his first football steps in Huddersfield Town youth academy, Lucas Akins made his first-team debut against Northampton Town as he came as a substitute to replace Luke Beckett. However, he made no more than five appearances for Huddersfield Town as he was sent on loan to Nortwich Victoria.
After spending two seasons at Hamilton Academical, the winger, who was born on 25 February 1989, joined Tranmere Rovers in July, 2010. Lucas Atkins scored 7 goals in 77 appearances for the club and in 2012 he signed a contract with Stevenage. The English footballer played 77 league games for the Boro and he scored 13 goals for the club.
During the 2013/2014 campaign he was on Burton Albion’s radar and at the end of the season he joined the Pirelli Stadium outfit. Lucas Atkins enjoys playing football, but dancing is considered his passion as well. His main position is right wing, but he plays as both centre forward and left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.