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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Exeter City

26 April 2018

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Everything you need to know about Saturday's game against Exeter City...

Key Matchday Info...

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

Matchday tickets will also available from the turnstiles or Ticket Office for both Stevenage and Exeter supporters. See all prices here.

Season Ticket Holders - Bring a Friend for 1/2 price on Saturday during Voucher E in your Season Ticket book. All discounted tickets must be bought from either the club shop or ticket office. More details can be found here.

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

Bringing an U12 for the First Time? Please let us know.

Exeter fans - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website ahead of Saturday's game. Please note that due to a large crowd expected, we request that Exeter supporters do NOT bring flags and make their way to the turnstiles in good time.

The Broadhall Suite will only be open to HOME & AWAY fans from midday.

Don't forget to head back to the Broadhall Suite after the game for the End of Season Awards, due to start at 6pm.

The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday through until kick-off. Pop into the store before the game gets underway and take advantage of our replica shirt sale.

Before kick-off be ready to give a big round of applause to our most loyal junior SA members as they collect special awards for their superb attendance this season.

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

There will be free parking 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…

With just two games left in the season and a midtable finish assured, the Stevenage players will need to find a fire within as the team prepare to face two automatic promotion contenders, both 100% determined for the points.

After a strong start to his managerial tenure, Dino Maamria has seen his side lose the last two games and is desperate to finish the home campaign on a good note ahead of a summer of change.

Exeter will no doubt be formiddable opponents. They know that a win on Saturday would go a long way in helping secure a place in League One next season.

Unbeaten in their last five games including three wins, the Grecians are just one point behind Wycombe (Stevenage's final opponents) who are currently sat in the final automatic place.

Team news…

Despite making an appearance against Coventry last Friday and back in full training with the team, Mark McKee is unlikely to be ready for his first start in a month.

Jonathan Smith, Joe Martin and Ronnie Henry are all doubts, whilst Tom Conlon and Dale Gorman will miss the game through injury.

Luke Wilkinson will also miss the next four games, carrying into next season, after a straight red card last time out.

Officials...

  • Referee: Dean Whitestone
  • Assistant Referee 1: Nicholas Cooper
  • Assistant Referee 2: Leigh Crowhurst
  • Fourth Official: Garry Maskell

View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Dino Maamria:

“It is good to be involved. There is a lot at stake and for Exeter and Wycombe they are very big games. We just have to make sure we approach it professionally and we want to give our fans a good sending off for the summer.

“The biggest message to the players is that it would be fantastic to finish on a high for the staff and supporters.

Exeter boss, Paul Tisdale:

“You can spin it either way. Is the team motivated by the league position or are they motivated by professional pride and future performance or is it just the fact that the pressure is off and you can play better?

“Who knows. However, we are only able to conduct our own business, to prepare our own team and make our own thoughts. We will concentrate on what we can do.

"We are well aware of the opposition and what they have in strengths and weaknesses and we will do our best to beat them. It can go either way but we have to make sure we play well enough to beat them whatever they do.”

One to watch...

Previous meetings...

Online coverage...

Live match commentary will be available for iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

Make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from the Lamex Stadium.

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

On the horizon...

Stevenage head to Adams Park to face the Chairboys next Saturday for the final game of the 2017/2018 season. 

Get behind the boys and save a few quid by purchasing your tickets from borotickets.co.uk.

Full ticket and travel details can be found here.

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