Mansfield have not played since a 1-0 win almost two weeks ago (image: Unsplash)

Mansfield Town are hoping to play their scheduled home game with high-flying Forest Green Rovers after having their last three games postponed.

The Stags have been in superb form in recent months since Nigel Clough took the reigns at the One Call Stadium, but have not played since a 1-0 victory over struggling Southend United at the end on January 23.

Unlike most postponements this year, the games were called off due to poor weather instead of a positive Coronavirus test.

Mansfield have won their previous five league games and have had no issues finding the net, scoring 13 goals in the process and conceding just five goals.

Fans will be cautious about purchasing their e-ticket until 30 minutes before kick-off and Saturday’s clash could be under threat too as there is rain expected all day.

Should the game go ahead, it could see deadline day signing Oliver Sarkic make his Stags debut following his loan move from League One Blackpool.

One benefit of having so many games postponed is that the players should be fresh and raring to go, whereas their opponents are coming off the back of a hectic schedule of playing two games in the past week against promotion rivals Cheltenham and Carlisle.

The postponements mean that Mansfield have slipped down to 14th, with games-in-hand over many of their close competitors, meanwhile Forest Green Rovers are currently second, level on points with leaders Cambridge United.

Rovers have been strong all season but came unstuck in their previous meeting with Mansfield, as The Stags took an unexpected 2-1 victory over the title challengers.

Nigel Clough will be hopeful of a repeat of that result and will also be hopeful that returning captain Ollie Clarke will be fit enough to help his side take their sixth-successive league win.

By Lewis Brumby