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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Swindon

1 December 2017

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All the vital info...

  • Key Matchday Info...

Tickets are available at advance prices until midnight on Friday at borotickets.co.uk or 5pm from the club shop.

Matchday tickets are also available from the turnstiles or Ticket Office for both Stevenage and Swindon Town supporters.

Coming on Saturday for the first time? Check out our First Time Guide.

Swindon fans - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website ahead of Saturday’s game.

The Broadhall Suite will only be open to both home and away fans from midday.

Chelsea v Newcastle will be shown live from 12:30 and Arsenal v Man Utd will be shown from 5:30pm.

Be amongst the first to pick up your copy of Free-Kick! (the official free newspaper of Stevenage FC) after the game from either the Club Shop or Broadhall Suite.

After the final whistle, The Broadhall Suite will have special drinks offers for the Arsenal v Man Utd game.

The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday through until kick-off.

Look out for our new Astute Family Challenge at half-time… All the details here.

Free parking is available across the A602 in Fairlands Valley car park. Please note not to park in the nearby retail parks.

Get to the game with our Arriva Shuttle Bus service which runs from the Bus and Railway Station to The Lamex Stadium for just £1.50 return.

The bus leaves the stations at 12:54, 13:19, 13:44, 14:09 & 14:34 before the game and then at 16:40, 17:00, 17:20 & 17:45 from the stadium.

Any questions or queries? Please let us know and don't hesitate to ask.

  • Onto the game…

Saturday’s game is a welcome break from Boro’s recent league woes as Darren Sarll and his side look to book a spot in the FA Cup Third Round.

Across all competitions, Boro won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 throughout November, with both wins coming in the cups.

It has been three years since Stevenage have made it into the Third Round, whilst for Swindon, this is the first time in five years the club has made it past the opening stage.

Swindon go into the game on the back of two straight defeats, a stark contrast to their previous form of seven games unbeaten.

  • Team news…

Boro’s forward-line is in a state of repair as Matty Godden, Danny Newton, Kyle Wootton and Ben Kennedy could all miss out on Saturday.

Kennedy is the only player to be definitely ruled out - still a couple of weeks away from a return – whilst the other three strikers are trying to race back from recent knocks and minor injuries.

  • View from both camps...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll…

“We are very much trying to create our own history in this competition and the FA Cup can create a real excitement within you.

“I think a lot of the games in the competition are weighed up by whether you are the underdog or whether you are favourites.

“I like to think this one is fairly balanced and evenly matched, even though Swindon are probably a bigger club.

“It is a tough game and we all know with the cup, it is a one-off and you have just got to try and do your absolute best to get into the next round.”

Swindon Assistant Boss, Ben Futcher…

“We are disappointed with the manner we have conceded recently and in those type of tight games, we have got to make sure we come out on top of them.

“It is the time of year where games come thick and fast and you have got to make sure you avoid those late defeats in tight games.

“We have stressed that to the boys this week and they are all in a confident mood and are all really looking forward to Saturday.”

  •  Previous meetings…

Boro’s historical record against Swindon isn’t great, with just 2 wins and 6 defeats across 8 previous meetings.

The last time we faced the Robins at the Lamex it was a 2-0 win, Lucas Akins and Filipe Morais the goalscorers.

History may also be on Boro’s side as our first ever meeting and only previous FA Cup clash was one of the most famous cup upsets in the clubs history. 

  • Can’t make it to The Lamex?

Live match commentary will be available for this game so make sure you subscribe to the new Stevenage iFollow service. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction.

Always stay locked into our Twitter feed on a matchday - it is the #1 place for all the latest from the Lamex.

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