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26 September 2016

Cheltenham Town
Sky Bet League 2
Tuesday 27th September 2016
The LCI Rail Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 5NA

Kick-off: 7.45pm
Referee: Robert Jones

Ticket News
Tickets will be available to purchase from Stevenage until midday on Monday 26th September but can also be purchased on the night at the same prices.

£21 - Adults (over 18)
£15 - OAP (65+)
£7 - 18 & under + full time students
Free - Under-11s

Disabled wheelchair users pay the concession price of £15 with free career ticket. These tickets can be purchased by calling 01242 588117.

Team news:

Stevenage could welcome back Matt Godden after the striker missed Saturday's home game against Exeter with a knock. Ronnie Henry and Ben Kennedy are also pushing for starts after sub appearances at the weekend.

Cheltenham could recall midfielders Jack Munns and Billy Waters who both came on as first half subs at Yeovil on Saturday. Vice-captain Kyle Storer (back), striker Dan Holman (toe) and fellow forward Amari Morgan-Smith (hamstring) are close to full fitness and could well return, although the Robins claim they're not expecting any players to recover from injury for this game.


View from the two camps:

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll: “We go again Tuesday and that will be very much a test against a very experienced coach with a team that has just won promotion that are again, below us. In the last two weeks we have played teams below us and we should be pushing on, keeping them down, while pushing our own hopes and aspirations up the table. We will address the inadequacies of today and move onto Cheltenham and try win the game.”

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson: "I think Stevenage are a little bit like us at the moment. They'll have been disappointed with their result against Exeter at home against 10 men, although it's always difficult to play against 10 men. But it's a game where the team with the most confidence and the team that does play their own game because of that will come out winners. Both teams will be battling, that's the first thing you've got to do, win your individual and team battles."

Cheltenham Town's season so far:

Cheltenham come into this game in 22nd place in Sky Bet League Two having picked up seven points from their nine game to-date. They are without a win in their last five matches but have scored twice in each of their last three games, with defensive mistakes costing the Robins points.

Their sole league victory so far was a 2-0 home win against Crewe Alexandra in late August, but otherwise Cheltenham have struggled to pick up results in their early days back in the EFL, with four draws and four defeats.

A number of injuries haven't helped Town, with manager Gary Johnson speaking earlier today about playing square pegs in round holes as he juggles his squad to cover missing players.

Cheltenham's last five results:

Yeovil Town 4-2 Cheltenham

Cheltenham 2-3 Notts County

Newport County 2-2 Cheltenham

Plymouth 1-0 Cheltenham

Blackpool 2-1 Cheltenham (Checkatrade Trophy)

Our last meeting:

Ben Kennedy's second half penalty saw Stevenage win 1-0 at Cheltenham Town back in April 2015.


Betting with Sky Bet:
Stevenage are 12/5 for the victory with a repeat 1-0 scoreline from our last visit available at 9/1. Both teams have shown their ability to score this season whilst also showing vulnerability at the back, so a high-scoring draw starts at 12/1 for 2-2.
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Live commentary, social media & online coverage:
Can't make the trip to Cheltenham? Listen to the game live on Boro PlayerHD where Steve Watkins will be leading the commentary as usual.
Alternatively you can follow updates on our Twitter page, half-time and full-time reaction on Facebook and a selection of behind-the-scenes photos on our Instagram.

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