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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage v Notts County

10 November 2017

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Everything you need to know...

  • Key Matchday Info...

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

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

Check out our First Time Guide, aimed at providing all the vital information for first time home AND away supporters.

Notts County fans - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website ahead of tomorrow's game.

Saturday's game will be our Annual Remembrance fixture where we pay tribute to fallen servicemen, women and former players. Please look out for members of the local British Legion and purchase a poppy from around the ground.

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

Start your player sticker collection this weekend with two stickers supplied with every matchday programme. Make sure you buy a copy of Tuesday's mini-programme too, which has the sticker poster included.

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

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

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…

After a fortnight away, Sky Bet League Two returns with a full fixture slate this weekend much to the anticipation of everybody around the league.

Stevenage go into the game on the back of two cup wins within the past week, a welcome tonic after a tough month of league results.

A strong run of form now would go a long way in cementing our place amongst the leagues elite, with the team three points away from the play-offs and so many rivals coming up in the next few weeks.

Out of Boro’s next seven opponents, six are in the top half of the table with the one anomaly being Mansfield, the pre-season favourites.

On the other hand, Notts County have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and seem to have found a new lease of life under manager Kevin Nolan and new owner, Alan Hardy.

10 wins, 3 draws and just 3 defeats from their opening 16 games has taken many by surprise but a winning formula has certainly been found at Meadow Lane this season. 

The form of Jorge Grant has caught the eye in particular and he has the numbers to back it up - 9 goals and 3 assists in the league already. 

  • Team news…

Joe Fryer, Jonathan Smith and Jack King were all held back from training on Thursday as a precaution ahead of Saturday’s game.

Ben Kennedy is out after his operation last week but Darren Sarll should have a strong squad to select from with no other major injury problems to report of.

View from both camps...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll…

“Notts County are a very decent side in League Two. It will be a tough game and they will have a strength about their play, just like I hope Kevin has identified a strength about our play.

"On the day if we are as good and enthused as we were on Tuesday night, we will have no problems. I still state we are a very good side in this league and we are playing against another.

"These games should be quite tight with very few opportunities. It is very much like that and there has obviously been a big improvemnt at their football club and their stability under new ownership that makes them very competitive."

Notts County assistant boss, Richard Thomas...

"We were walloped 3-0 down there last season and we've not forgotten that. We want to get a bit closer to them this time around.

"I know Darren Sarll well, we've been friends for a long time.

"He will want to combine unbelievable hard work with good football, which is not a good combination to come up against.

"We've watched plenty of footage and I know they're a good side with plenty of threats."

  •  Previous meetings...

We are all square historically with the Magpies with 5 wins a piece and one draw through 11 meetings. Our first ever match-up only came in 2011 but we have faced each other every year since.

  • Last time we met...
  • 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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