Our preview of Saturday's game against Mansfield...
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 27th September
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 8RN
Referee: Patrick Miller
Weather: 19 degrees with sunny spells
Tickets remain available online and in the club shop at 'in advance' prices until 5pm on Friday 26th August. After this time admission reverts to 'match day' prices. As this is a Category B game, 'match day' prices will be as follows:
Main Stand (home fans) and South Stand (away fans)
Adult - £22
Concession - £19
U19 - £14
U16 - £10
U12 - £8
East Terrace / North Terrace
Adult – £18
Concession - £16
U19 - £11
U16 - £8
U12 - £5
Team news/view from the dressing room:
GW was hesitant to give too many details away at his weekly press conference, although he did say that he expected some of the lads who’ve been missing for a while to be back in contention for a place in the team on Saturday.
To watch the gaffer's full interview, plus our catch-up with Darius Charles, sign into Boro Player.
Mansfield’s first season back in the Football League was one of undoubted success as the Stags finished comfortably in 11th place. Goals weren’t particularly easy to come by, averaging only 1.07 goals-a-game and this was highlighted by their top scorer Sam Clucas, only scoring eight throughout the season.
The story so far…
The Stags have got off to a decent start this season; five wins and three losses to open up the campaign put them just on the edge of the play-off places with 15 points. Most recently they’ve put on some strong showings in their last two games with home wins over Morecambe and Carlisle.
A win for Boro on Saturday would see the gap between the two clubs reduced to just one point, so there’s plenty to play for when the two teams come to battle.
Last time we met…
Boro went top of the Conference table with a 3-1 win at home to Mansfield, back in February 2010. Jon Shaw was first to strike for the Stags as the visitors went into the break with a 1-0 lead. But Yemi Odubade twice scored in the second half to give Boro the lead before Andy Drury came off the bench to seal the victory.
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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 Saturday. 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. Short highlights of the game will be on our YouTube page on Sunday afternoon, whilst extended highlights will be available on Boro Player.