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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage host Oxford United in first game of Checkatrade Trophy

29 August 2017

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The U’s visit the Lamex for first game of the cup campaign…

Key Matchday Info...

  • Tickets will be available from the club shop up until kick-off, and on the turnstiles for both home and away fans.
  • Only West and South Stands will be open tonight.
  • The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday today.
  • The Broadhall Suite will be open to both sets of supporters from 6pm. Food and drink will be available up until 7.45pm.
  • Free parking is available across the A602 in Fairlands Valley car park. Please note not to park in the nearby retail parks.
  • The Arriva Shuttle Bus service will NOT be running tonight - back for Lincoln on September 9th. 

Onto the game…

Eight points from four games means this has been Stevenage’s joint best start to a season in the Football League. Still undefeated in the league, the only defeat coming in a League Cup loss away at Millwall. 

Last time out, and result of the season so far, Stevenage picked up three points away at local rivals Barnet. A Tom Pett strike was enough for the visitors to seal the win, playing the majority of the game with ten men after Dale Gorman’s dismissal. 

Oxford United have seven points after four games, thanks to wins away at Oldham and at home to Portsmouth. Defeat at Scunthorpe and a draw at home to Shrewsbury on Saturday, means Pep Clotet’s side sit just one place outside the playoffs.  

Team news…

Luke Wilkinson is a doubt for the game tonight after he suffered from cramp vs Barnet, due to his illness in the week. Jack King has been training the last few days, and is still working on his recovery from a groin strain. 

Previous meetings...

Stevenage and Oxford United have only met six times in the league, the last time coming two seasons ago before Oxford’s promotion to League One. After a 5-1 home defeat to the U’s in 2015, Stevenage went to the Kassam Stadium in the reverse fixture and battled out a 1-1 draw, seen as the catalyst of survival that season. 

Can’t make it to The Lamex?

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UP NEXT: Spurs’ first International Cup game of the season vs West Ham United, here at the Lamex on Thursday 31st August. Ticket prices are £5 Adults, £2 Concessions (Over 60s & U16s) and are available both in-advance and on the turnstiles. Kick-off is at 7pm. 

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