Last time they met: Stags suffer first loss of the season as Carey bags a brace

Mansfield Town attack the Plymouth goal - Pic Chris Holloway
Mansfield Town attack the Plymouth goal - Pic Chris Holloway

Plymouth danger man Graham Carey was the main architect as Mansfield suffered a first loss of the season the last time the two teams met in late August.

Carey scored twice in the first half at Home Park to secure a 2-0 win for the table-topping Pilgrims - in the longest league away trip of the season.Mansfield’s defenders will know all about the threat he and Plymouth possess when Saturday rolls around.

Carey opened the scoring in that game with a 19th minute free-kick, before doubling the home advantage six minutes later as he waltzed through the middle of the Stags’ defence before clipping the ball past goakeeper Brian Jensen.

The teams battled out a goalless draw the last time Plymouth visited Mansfield in September 2015. While it was the Stags who ran out victors the one and only time the two teams met in the FA Cup, on 30th January 1978.