Our big preview of the home clash against Wolves.
Sky Bet League 1
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Weather forecast: 14°c, cloudy
Referee: Dean Whitestone
Advance tickets are now off sale, although you can still buy tickets at the club shop tomorrow which is open from 10am till kick-off.
LAST TIME WE MET:
Boro lost 2-0 at Molineux back in November despite matching the home side for much of the game. Wolves came out roaring and Kevin Doyle quickly put the home side into the lead after only seven minutes. After the goal Stevenage had a host of chances to equalise which never came, including Luke Jones seeing his header saved off the line. James Henry made defeat certain with just under 10 minutes to go when he capped off a fine performance with a fine break-away goal.
Aside from the obvious long-term injuries, Boro have no further worries. Michael Doughty will serve the second of his two game suspension.
For our opponents; Matt Doherty is out and Richard Steerman will travel after some uncertainty about his availability over the weekend. Sakho will be undergoing some fitness tests over the next 24 hours to determine whether he'll make a return to the squad.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:
GW was in a confident mood when he spoke to Boro Player ahead of the game.
“If we’re on top of our game then we’ll be in a position to win it. Crawley didn’t really worry about making it difficult for Wolves; they worried about keeping onto the football, working the football so they can exploit their weaknesses.
“Don’t forget with respect to everybody, Batth played against Stevenage in a 5-1 defeat when he was at Sheffield Wednesday, so they’ve got lads in their camp who know what it’s like to come to Stevenage and know what Stevenage are capable of doing.
“I’m confident that our player’s tomorrow night can produce the type of performance that’s needed.”
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Meanwhile, Kenny Jackett made it clear that his team won't underestimate Boro.
"Looking forward to the game very much and they're fighting for their lives - if they win tomorrow they can come out of the bottom four so they'll have their own reasons and motivation which'll be very high. We need to make sure we're consistent with our performances and approach"
Boro are 9/2 to triumph on Tuesday night, meaning for a £10 bet you’ll receive £55 should Stevenage come out with the win. A 1-0 Stevenage win has been priced at a hefty 10/1 and for Zoko to score the first goal, he’s 7/1.
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Wolves have only lost five games in the league all season, winning 24 and drawing eight. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Wolves’ season thus far has been their defensive record; in 37 games the club have conceded only 23 goals and have a remarkable 20 clean sheets! Wolves are also the flat-track bullies of the league, against the bottom half Wolves have shown no mercy, winning 14 of their 19 games and only losing once.
Wolves are well on their way back to the Championship as they currently sit top of the league, with a game in hand. Promotion was the only option for the club this season, after a terrible couple of years which saw them suffer back-to-back relegations. The club have only lost one game in their last 12 league games – away at Crawley a couple of weeks ago. The team bounced back in impressive fashion though, beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last weekend.
Bakary Sako has shown all season that he’s at another level to most players in the league. His pace, strength, skill and clinicality in front of goal have been invaluable to Wolves throughout their bid for promotion. 11 goals from the wing make him their top goal scorer and he’s prone to scoring the odd spectacular one too! As things stand, Wolves aren't 100% sure as to whether or not Sako will be fit enough to make the squad.
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 Wednesday morning, whilst 2 minute highlights and a behind-the-scenes video of the day will be on YouTube.