On Easter Monday, The Robins come to town...
Sky Bet League 1
Monday 21st April 2014
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Weather forecast: 17°c, sunny spells with rain
Referee: Lee Collins
In advance tickets will go off sale at 4pm today, so book online at Boro Tickets quickly to save some money on your seat. The club shop is open from 12pm on Monday so there’s plenty of time for you to get your tickets before the match.
The Boro Express:
For the first time, the club are trialling a coach service, picking up fans from Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Hoddesdone among others. Read here for more details.
Last time we met:
After coming off injured against Sheffield United, captain Jon Ashton is unlikely to make the squad although with Ash, you never know due to his miraculous powers of recovery! Fellow centre-backs, Tom Flanagan and Bira Dembele are both also doubts.
Boro are favourites for the win on Monday – 7/5 with Sky Bet, the official sponsor of the Football League.
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Bristol were lurking around the relegation places for much of the season but a well-timed run of form since February has eased the clubs fears of the drop. The Robins have won four, drawn three and lost one game out of their last eight so are flying in the form table. A respectable 1-1 draw against Preston and a win over MK Dons in their last two outings have helped nudge City in the right direction as they’re now nine points clear of the bottom four.
Bristol City should be nicknamed ‘the entertainers’ as they’ve been involved in the most goals this season – conceding 66 and scoring 65 goals! They’ve scored the sixth most in the league whilst also conceded the joint-eighth most. The Robins have come out on both the right and wrong end of some high score lines this season; 3-0 losses to Peterborough and Sheffield United along with a 5-4 defeat to Coventry have been countered by a 5-0 win over Port Vale, 4-2 win away at Carlisle and of course, the 4-1 win over Boro.
Sam Baldock and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas have both been in stunning form this season and have contributed to almost all of the clubs goals. Both strikers have scored over 20 goals – a feat which not many clubs can boast. If it wasn’t for the goals of these two this year, then Bristol City would likely be facing a much more nervous end to the season.
As always, we’ll be providing minute-by-minute updates on our Twitter account, with the key incidents reported live on our Facebook page. The best matchday photos will be posted on the clubs Instagram account.
You can listen to the game live on Boro Player, where all the post-match interviews will be uploaded to after the game.
Extended highlights will also be on Boro Player Tuesday morning, whilst 2 minute highlights and a behind-the-scenes video of the day will be on YouTube.