We preview Saturday's home game...
York City FC
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 12th September
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Referee: Brendan Malone
Tickets are available at in-advance prices up until midnight at Boro Tickets and then on the turnstiles and ticket office tomorrow at matchday prices.
This week we announced that all tickets for our upcoming Johnstone's Paint Trophy match against Dagenham would cost just £5 in advance! Click on the image below for more details.
Dale Gorman, Ryan Johnson and Jesse Joronen are all back with the squad after going out on international duty. Ryan Johnson gets a special mention after not only earning his first cap for the Northern Ireland U21’s but also for bagging his first goal!
Ronnie is almost back to full strength after playing the majority of Tuesday’s reserves game against Leyton Orient.
Rohdell Gordon, Steven Schumacher, David McAllister and Ben Kennedy are all definitely out and the gaffer told the press on Friday morning that there were three unexpected knocks picked up since Thursday’s training session, although he wouldn’t name who they are.
View from the dressing room:
READ: Hughes - Confidence is high
READ: Teddy - We have made huge improvements
Sign into Boro Player HD for full coverage from both the gaffer and Mark Hughes' press-conferences.
The story so far…
York have got off to a slow start to the season although their last outing was a 3-0 win at Newport.
After losing to Wycombe and Hartlepool in their first two league games, they bounced back with a win at home to Yeovil. A draw at Exeter was followed by a disappointing home loss to Mansfield before the impressive Newport victory.
Head to Head:
Historically, Boro have a far superior head to head record against York: 8 wins, 4 draws and just 3 losses since our first meeting in 2004.
Rather surprisingly, we have performed better away than at home, having only been beaten once at Bootham Crescent whilst losing twice to the Minstermen at the Lamex.
Of course, one of those times came last season when York won 3-2 in Stevenage and our only “neutral” meeting came at Wembley for the FA Trophy final in 2007 when Boro won 2-0!
Our last meeting:
Betting with Sky Bet:
Boro are home favourites on Saturday but with some solid value - 6/4 with official league sponsors, Sky Bet.
After winning 2-1 at home last weekend, you can back the same score at 9/1 and if you think Boro will again go into the break ahead and come out with a win, a half-time/full-time bet is 3/1.
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Live commentary, social media & online coverage:
Can’t make it? Listen to the game live on the Boro Player HD service from 14:50 tomorrow where Steve Watkins will be leading the commentary, as usual.
Our Twitter page is the place to be locked in on a matchday as we provide live minute-by-minute updates during the game as well as all of the up-to-date info and plenty of fun too.
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If you aren’t following us on Instagram yet then you should be – all the best photos from before, during and after the game will be uploaded here across the weekend.