We preview Saturday’s match against Burton…
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 25st October 2014
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Tickets are available online and in the club shop at ‘in advance’ prices up until 5pm Friday. This is also the deadline for our ‘Half Term Half Price’ offer, where all U22 tickets are half price!
Make sure you either buy online or visit us in-store before close on Friday to make the most of this offer.
Simon Walton is back in training after a hamstring injury which has seen him miss the last 5 weeks. He won’t be available to play this weekend but a return isn’t too far away now.
Adam Marriott is due back in training next week so will miss the game, whilst Dean Parrett hopes to recover from his recent knock in time for Saturday.
View from the dressing room:
In Gary Rowett’s second season in charge, Burton made it to the play-offs just as they did the previous year, but once again fell short as they lost to Fleetwood in the final. Despite being the fifth lowest scorers in the division, Burton’s defence was one of the strongest in the league and their ability to win close games helped them on their way to finishing 6th.
The story so far…
Burton have got off to a fantastic start to the season, currently joint-top and looking strong. Although the Brewers have lost four games, they've won nine which is the most in the league.
Jon Mousinho and Lucas Akins joined the Brewers in the summer and Akins in particular has had a great start at his new club. The attacker is the clubs top scorer with 5 goals and is looking like an integral part of the team this season.
Last time we met…
Boro won 2-0 away at the Pirelli Stadium in March 2011 as Boro continued their charge up the League 2 table and moved into the play-off spots. Ironically it was Jon Mousinho who scored both goals, the first after only 4 minutes and then the second from the penalty spot with minutes to go in the game.
Watch highlights from this game here in the Boro Player Archive.
Betting with SkyBet:
Boro are ever-so-slight underdogs at 7/4 for the win and after recent results, it seems like there could be goals on Saturday. There have been exactly three goals in each of our last three games and with there being seven in Burton's last game, over 2.5 goals at 11/10 looks like a banker.
Not going to the game?
Listen to live match commentary on the Boro Player service where you'll also find full match highlights and full post-match interviews on Sunday. We'll also be providing live minute-by-minute updates on our Twitter account, with the key incidents reported live on our Facebook page. The best match day photos will be posted on the club's Instagram account whilst short highlights of the game will be on our YouTube page on Sunday.