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Mansfield Town suffer further ground misery

llkeston Town's New Manor Ground
New Manor Ground was the favourite to stage Mansfield home games

Mansfield Town will not be allowed to play at Ilkeston or Alfreton, BBC Radio Nottingham understands.

Both the Derbyshire clubs' home grounds are not considered able to host Blue Square Bet Premier football as they do not meet the required A grade standard.

The Stags are looking for a new temporary home after being locked out of Field Mill by landlord Keith Haslam.

And if they do not find a solution by Monday, 20 December they could face a fine and possible points deduction.

Alfreton play in Blue Square Bet North and Ilkeston were also playing in that division before they were wound up over unpaid tax bills in September.


Mansfield have not played since they were locked out earlier this month, with their games against Barrow and Worksop falling foul of the weather. They will face the latter in their rearranged FA Trophy tie at Ilkeston on Tuesday.

The Stags were taken over by John Radford in September and are currently looking for a new manager after David Holdsworth's departure last month.

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