FRIENDLY WITH NOTTM FOREST U23 CANCELLED
Friendly with Forest U23 cancelled
mansfieldtown.net, Fri 30 July 2021
Mansfield Town’s friendly with Nottingham Forest under-23s at The RH Academy, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled.
Instead, the teams will play a private training match behind-closed-doors at The Nigel Doughty Academy.
As this is now a training match with no media access, unfortunately there will be no match coverage.
TRAINING MATCH WITH NOTTM FOREST ENDS 1-1
Sat 31 July 2021
Our pre-season training match with Nottingham Forest under-23s earlier today ended one goal apiece.
The hosts opened the scoring in the second-half, but George Lapslie equalised on 70 minutes.
From a video posted on Kellan Gordon's instagram, the Stags goal came from a fine surging run down the right by Kellan Gordon, a fine cross in and a glancing header by George Lapslie into the far top corner of the net.
Also from the video, Ollie Clarke, Ryan Stirk and Oli Hawkins all appear to have played a part. Rhys Oates appears to have played earlier and have been substituted as he is on the sidelines.
This was supposed to be Forest U23s but first team manager Chris Hughton appears to be on sideline, and Mighten appears to be playing.
nottinghamforest.co.uk, Thu 29 July 2021
BURNLEY FRIENDLY CANCELLED
Saturday’s final pre-season friendly against Burnley at The City Ground has unfortunately been cancelled.
A small number of players tested positive for COVID-19 via the club’s continuous testing programme which caused Forest’s friendly at Aston Villa to also be cancelled yesterday.
The club continues to rigorously adhere to Government and EFL regulations on COVID-19 to protect the welfare of players and staff.
Chris Hughton said: “The situation is unchanged since yesterday when we had to cancel the Villa friendly with some players having to self-isolate. Therefore it is the right decision to cancel the fixture in the interests of players and staff from both clubs and our own supporters.
“It is disappointing that we have not been able to get a run-out against Premier League opposition but Sean Dyche and Burnley Football Club have been very understanding for which I am grateful.
“I am also very disappointed that Forest supporters will have to wait a little bit longer to return to The City Ground but the team and I look forward to welcoming them back against Bradford and Bournemouth.
“The focus of everybody at the club is now to prepare for the Coventry fixture.”
The Ticket Office will automatically refund all tickets purchased via card. Supporters who have paid for tickets in cash will be contacted separately by the Ticket Office early next week.
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