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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Coventry

21 November 2017

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Our comprehensive preview ahead of tonight's big game...

Key Matchday Info...

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

Don't forget - Half Season Tickets are now on sale and available from either the club shop or borotickets.co.uk.

New to these parts? Check out our First Time Guide, aimed at providing all the vital information for first time home & away supporters.

Sky Blues fans - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website.

The Broadhall Suite will only be open to both home and away fans from 5:30pm.

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.

Buy a matchday programme for only £3 and add to your sticker collection by receiving two player stickers with every sale. Make sure you also buy a copy of our sticker poster, too.

Read the Chairman's notes 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 18:24, 18:54, 19:24 before the game and then at 21:40 and 22:05 after the final whistle from the bus stop outside the North Stand.

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

Onto the game…

With Coventry 5 points ahead of Boro and nestled just inside the play-off places, Darren Sarll and his side will be eager for all three points tonight to close that gap and stay in contention.

The players will be hoping to recreate a performance similair to our last win in the league, at home to Accrington on a Tuesday just over a month ago.

Coventry meanwhile have won their last two league games away from home and have won four of five in all competitions.

Despite lofty expectations, the Sky Blues suffered a slow start to their campaign which they have picked up in recent weeks.

Team news…

There is thought to be no major injury issues within the Stevenage First Team squad, Ben Kennedy the lone player definitely out of contention.

Kevin Toner has now served his three game suspension and will be available for selection whilst Coventry are without right-back Jack Grimmer who will be out with concussion.

Sky Blues leading scorer, Duckens Nazon is also out after picking up a suspension following his fifth yellow card of the season.

View from both camps...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll…

Coventry boss, Mark Robins…

“They are a decent side who have some decent players who will hurt you if they can.

“There is a lad up front, Danny Newton, who we were looking at and he’s banging goals in all over the place, so they have threats and we have to make sure we’re at it.

“We have our scouting department and they had a look at it and thought that there were other players out there who we were going to go for. And bear in mind he hadn’t played at this level.

“But now he’s done it and sometimes you miss some, and it looks like we may have missed one there, but you can’t sign everyone.”

Previous meetings...

Tuesday’s game will be the first meeting between the two sides in over three years and only the fifth time ever we have squared off.

Coventry lead the standings with 3 wins, 1 draw and just 1 defeat. That win coming in our first ever meeting, a televised clash back in 2012 which saw goals from Marcus Haber and Robin Shroot help Boro to a 2-1 win.

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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