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12 February 2016

We preview Saturday’s big game…

Cambridge United

Sky Bet League 2

Saturday 13th February 2016

The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH

Referee: Christopher Kavannagh

Kick-off: 3pm


Ticket news:

Tickets for tomorrow’s game are available at in-advance prices online up until midnight tonight. You can buy from either the club shop or the turnstiles tomorrow, should you wish to pay on the day. 

Cambridge fans should be advised that there are only approximately 100 tickets available for the away end that will be available from the ticket office, only. Tickets will NOT be available from the away turnstiles.

Shop news:

Team news:

Michael Tonge could be back in the squad for tomorrow’s game after going down with an illness in the week that hindered his return on Tuesday, having just recovered from a hamstring injury. Byron Harrison could also feature having signed on a month's loan earlier this week.

We have some great news in that Adam Marriott has completed a full week’s training and although tomorrow may be too soon for him, he is well on the way to recovery.

Having gone off against Hartlepool, Dean Parrett will likely miss out although he should be back in training next week along with Chris Whelpdale.

Pat Hoban picked up an ankle ligament injury against Crawley and will be out for a couple of weeks alongside Macca, Schuey, Okimo and Kennedy.


View from the dressing room:

.@DarrenSarll on facing @CambridgeUtdFC: "What an opportunity to test ourselves".

— StevenageFC Official (@StevenageFC) February 11, 2016

Byron Harrison on coming back to Boro...

— StevenageFC Official (@StevenageFC) February 11, 2016

Sign into Boro Player HD for full coverage from Darren Sarll and Byron Harrison's press-conferences.

The story so far…

After a slow start to the season, The U’s have picked up their form and are now just two points away from the play-offs.  Shaun Derry has had a positive impact on the side since taking over from Richard Money and it is their away form in particular as of late that has impressed.

Cambridge have won four and drawn one of their last six away games whilst only losing four on the road all season.  They are currently on a four game unbeaten run, winning their last two games.

Head to Head: 

We have locked horns with the U’s in many entertaining and crucial encounters over the years and it’s Boro that just come out on top overall with eight wins to six.

At the Lamex, Stevenage have a formidable recent record against Cambridge with four wins in our last four games here including the below 3-2 win last season. 

WATCH: Great goals from @charlielee06, @Pettzsta & @deano_parrett19 from our last home game v Cambridge, a 3-2 win.

— StevenageFC Official (@StevenageFC) February 12, 2016

However, our opponents may point to the fact that in our last two visits to the Abbey we have conceded crucial injury time goals which brings us onto our next section...

Our last meeting:

Betting with Sky Bet:

Stevenage are home underdogs tomorrow - 9/5 with Sky Bet meaning a £10 bet would return you £28. Not too shabby...

We fancy someone to bag their first goal for the club tomorrow - Aaron O'Connor is 6/1 to score first, Byron Harrison is 13/2 whilst Offrande Zanzala and Ryan Hedges are both 8/1.

Sign up to Sky Bet through any of the attached links and the club will benefit from your bets!

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.

All of our key content is linked from our Twitter account so if you are following us, you won’t miss a thing.


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.

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