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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Boro take on Imps back at the Lamex

8 September 2017

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Unbeaten Boro aim for more early success...

Key Matchday Info...

  • Advance priced tickets are available until 5pm on Friday in the club shop, or midnight at borotickets.co.uk. Tickets will also be available at matchday prices on the turnstiles or from the ticket office.
  • Any remaining tickets for Lincoln City fans will be available from the Ticket Office once returned from Sincil Bank.
  • The Broadhall Suite will only be open to both home AND away fans from midday.
  • The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday on Saturday.
  • 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 Station 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.

Onto the game…

Stevenage head into Saturday’s game full of confidence and eager to continue their strong start to the season. Two draws have been followed up by three wins on the bounce, including the last two away from home.

Lincoln meanwhile have enjoyed a solid start to their first season back in the EFL - three draws, one defeat and one victory to date.

As well as the lone defeat, two of those draws have come away from home so motivation levels will be high to get that first road win.

Team news…

Jack King’s chances of featuring on Saturday are considered a ‘flip of the coin’ going into Saturday’s game. The centre-back has made it onto the training pitch this week but his status is considered day-to-day.

Danny Newton, Chris Whelpdale and Matty Godden could also all miss out after picking up knocks during last weekend’s win at Cheltenham.

Ben Kennedy and Dale Gorman are back safe, sound and without injury from International Duty. However, Dale Gorman will be unavailable, serving the second game of his red card suspension.

View from both camps...

  • Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll…

"There is an expectation for Lincoln to really threaten the top echelons of the league this year. I think the threat is more than just to isolate set-plays. There is an expectation for Danny and Chris to recreate what they did last year and I would have thought that their resources financially would fully support that.

"It is a big game. We have made no bones about it to the players. It is a big test and a big performance is required.  

  • Lincoln boss, Danny Cowley…

“We are expecting a tough one. They have obviously had an excellent start, are second in the division and rightly so. I think they have done some fantastic recruitment as a club and they have a really honest, hard-working group that run really hard for the team.

“They have got some really good players in amongst the squad so I think it will be a really tough game and one where we will have to be right at our very best to be on the right side of it.”

Previous meetings...

Only on three occasions have the two sides met - the first coming all the way back in 1998 when Lincoln brushed Boro aside in a 4-1 FA Cup win at Sincil Bank.

Since then though Stevenage have had the better of it - winning 1-0 away and 2-1 at home during the 2010/2011 season that saw Boro gain promotion whilst Lincoln suffered relegation.

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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It is a short turnaroud as the boys are back at home on Tuesday Night. Purchase your tickets ahead of the game and save some cash on your ticket prices.


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