Opposition view: York City prepare for a battle against Mansfield Town

Darren Carr and Lee Beevers combine to stop Tranmere's Armand Gnanduillet -Pic by: Richard Parkes
Darren Carr and Lee Beevers combine to stop Tranmere's Armand Gnanduillet -Pic by: Richard Parkes

York City boss Russ Wilcox knows his side are in for a battle against Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Struggling City are currently third bottom in League Two and will be desperate to put one over on Stags.

Lee Beevers keeps his eye on the ball -Pic by: Richard Parkes

Lee Beevers keeps his eye on the ball -Pic by: Richard Parkes

But Wilcox knows that the Mistermen will need to battle all the way and match Mansfield’s physical approach if they are to be victorious.

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“We know what to expect from Mansfield Town,” said Wilcox.

“There is no right or wrong way to play football, and the way Mansfield play is very effective for them.

“Mansfield are difficult to play against and we will have to combat the long ball and long throws.

“If we can do this and get in to our passing grove, we have a great opportunity to take three points.”

The Minstermen go into the game on the back of a hugely encouraging 1-1 draw at Morecambe, where they were only denied all three points by Jack Redshaw’s last ditch equaliser.

Stags are searching for their first win in six following a poor run of two defeats, three draws and just one goal in that time.

Mansfield are likely to come across former winger Lindon Meikle, who signed for York after leaving Stags in the summer.

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