STANLEY return to the scene of one of their greatest triumphs under previous manager James Beattie this Saturday.
Beattie led the Reds several impressive victories during his 16-month tenure but arguably the most sensational was that at Mansfield four days before last Christmas.
The Reds were 2-1 down in the fourth minute of stoppage time then both Kal Naismith and James Gray scored in the space of 61 seconds to hand Stanley a remarkable 3-2 win.
Naismith struck again in the reverse fixture in April, with a last-minute penalty earning a 1-1 draw and making it six league games unbeaten against Mansfield since Stanley’s return to the Football League.
The Stags finished 11th last term, three points above Stanley, and are 11th again ahead of this Saturday’s game. Mansfield won three out of four before last Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Stevenage.
Rakish Bingham, a 20-year-old striker released by Wigan in the summer, is their top scorer with three goals from five games.
Stanley’s top scorer James Gray serves the final game of his three-match ban although the Reds have done well without the Northern Ireland hopeful.
The 5-4 win over Northampton in John Coleman's first game back in charge was followed by a 1-0 home win against Plymouth last week, which have nudged Stanley up to 16th and within a point of the top half.
"We scored five goals then kept a clean sheet so we can’t complain," captain Luke Joyce said about Coleman's start.
"Mansfield away last season was probably the craziest game I’ve been involved in but we’ll be happy with any kind of win this Saturday, be it in the last minute or a 1-0.
"We’ve got some consistency going but we know we can’t get complacent just because we’ve won two on the bounce."
Defenders Adam Buxton (thigh) and Michael Liddle (ankle and knee) remain doubtful so Dean Winnard should continue at left-back for the Reds.