The club can today reveal more of the names that have signed up to our Mitchell Cole benefit game next Tuesday evening here at The Lamex (7pm ko).
Leading the list is none other than Stevenage legend Barry Hayles who scored 73 goals in 154 apps for Boro between 1994 and 1997. The experienced striker was a key member of the 1995/96 Conference-winning team and has since gone on to play for a whole host of clubs including Bristol Rovers, Fulham, Sheffield United, Leicester and Plymouth, as well as representing Jamaica on 10 occasions.
Now 41, Barry was still banging the goals in last season for both Truro and St Albans and will be hoping to find the back of the net once more here at Broadhall Way.
Other former Boro players also announced as attending are Danny Potter, Stuart Lewis, John Martin, Stacy Long and Paul Hakim. Experienced midfielder Kevin Maher, who made 384 appearances for Southend, Mitch's former Grays captain Martin Carthy and ex-Grays striker Leroy Griffiths have also agreed to play.
They join a whole host of former Stevenage players and other former team mates of Mitchell's in playing in next week's game, where all proceeds will be going to the Cardiomyopathy Association. A number of other familiar faces who are unavailable to play will still be attending and presented to the crowd at half-time.
The club is also hopeful of making further player announcements, subject to permission from their respective clubs and any possible playoff commitments.
Tickets have been snapped up all week and can be purchased at www.borotickets.co.uk
or on the turnstiles on the night. Currently only the Main Stand and East Terrace will be open however other parts of the ground may be opened on the night if required.