Our preview ahead of Tuesday night's clash...
Sky Bet League 1
Tuesday 14th January 2014
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Weather forecast: 3°c, cloudy
Referee: Lee Collins
After losing out to Oldham at the weekend, Graham Westley and his men face four home games in a row, starting with the re-scheduled game against Swindon.
This is a Category A game so on-the-day prices range from free to £20 in the terraces and £8 to £24 in the seats.
Also, if you buy a ticket to the Swindon game, you can also gain priority customer status and buy a ticket for the FA Cup game against Everton a day before general release!
Just come down to the club shop tomorrow and once you have your Swindon ticket, you will be able to buy one for the Everton game.
Last time we met:
Last time out, Boro narrowly lost at the County Ground in the JPT earlier this season. After going behind early, Boro battled back and took the game to penalties. Unfortunately the shoot-out marked Stevenage’s last bit of action in the JPT, despite a spirited performance.
Ben Chorley is out after picking up a suspension following his red card on Saturday and Dean Parrett who limped out of the game is questionable for Boro. Jay McEveley, Ryan Harley and Connor Waldon are all in the Swindon squad tomorrow after recovering from recent injuries and illness.
View from the dressing room:
The bookies obviously haven’t looked at our Tuesday night form over the past few years! You can bet on Boro to win at a tasty 12/5 with Sky Bet.
A £10 bet will return you £100 if you back a 1-0 Stevenage win, whilst 2-0 is a massive 16/1.
As usual, Zoko is the Stevenage favourite for first goal scorer – 6/1.
Mark Cooper’s men have been consistently picking up points throughout the entire season and are within touching distance of the play-offs. The Robins know that a victory on Tuesday would take them into the top six so motivation will be high.
The teams form can be identified by a clear theme – brilliant results at home but poor results away. Only 2 wins on the road mean they have the fourth worst away record in the league. It’s a different story altogether at home – 9 wins, 1 draw and only 2 losses is the third best in the league.
Alex Pritchard has really caught the eye this year after joining Swindon on-loan from Tottenham. The 20 year old joined Peterborough on loan for the second half of last season but only really started to make a name for himself this year. He's a great passer, is comfortable on the ball and has also scored 5 goals this season. Pritchard is just one of many young Spurs loanees who are making an impression at the County Ground - Massimo Luongo and Ryan Mason will most likely join Pritchard in midfield and they've both been impressive this season. Leading the goal-scoring charts is Dany N'Guessan who’s enjoying the best form of his career, and Nile Ranger the former Newcastle youngster is just behind him.