STAGS OPPOSITION: Sheringham expects Mansfield to ‘bring the game’ to his Stevenage side

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Stevenage chief Teddy Sheringham says his side are expecting a frantic match when they travel to Mansfield on Saturday.

Former Manchester United and England striker Sheringham brings his side to the OneCall Stadium looking to bridge the eight-point gap between the two sides.

The Stags ran out 2-0 winners in the reverse game earlier this season and Sheringham is acutely aware of the threat that Adam Murray’s side will pose.

Sheringham said: “They came down to our place and did a good job on us that night.

“I’d like to think we’ve learnt a lot in the first half of the season and I’d like to think we’ll be better [this time].

“I’m sure Mansfield will want to be better as well and keep us were we are. That’s football for you.

“I think there’s an air of difference when you play away from home than at home.

“You do approach games slightly differently. It’s only human nature to do it like that.

“Outside of football people would go ‘why is there a difference? All you’re doing is playing on a football pitch’.

“But for some reason they’re different; whether it is fans driving you on or whether it’s your home facilities that you grow accustomed to.

“They’ll be playing at home. They’ll want to bring the game to us.

“We’ll have to be ready for that.

“We have our way of trying to play, they have their way.

“We have to be ready for whatever they’re going to throw at us.”