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Big Match Preview: Norwich City v Stevenage

14 August 2018

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Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's game...

  • Tickets...

Tickets are available for Stevenage supporters tomorrow at Carrow Road. Click here for full ticket details and prices. 

  • Travel...

 Need a lift to the game? The Supporters Association Coach leaves the Lamex Stadium at 4:30pm and costs £20 for both SA members and non-members.

Either call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel to book your coach travel. 

  • Onto the game...

After picking up their first three points of the season away at Crawley on Saturday, the mood in the dressing room will be upbeat ahead of Tuesday’s cup clash with Norwich City.

A first Boro goal for Alex Reid and a late double from Alex Revell gave Stevenage a 3-1 win, and moved the team up into 6thplace after just two games of the new campaign. 

It shows that, slowly but surely, the fifteen new additions to squad are settling in, and Stevenage look like a real force to be reckoned with in League Two. 

Norwich will be our toughest test of the season so far, however Boro fans will remain optimistic that an upset could be on the cards. Just two seasons ago in the same round, Stevenage proved again why they are such a difficult opponent in cup competitions, winning 1-0 away at Championship Ipswich. 

The Canaries have had a tough start to their Championship season, drawing away at Birmingham on the opening day and losing at home to West Brom last Saturday. 

Manager Daniel Farke will be sure to make sure his side grab their first win against Boro on Tuesday, and has confirmed he will make changes to his starting XI, but want to go as far as possible in the cup.

  • Officials...

Referee: Craig Hicks

Assistant Referee 1: Rob Smith

Assistant Referee 2: Nicholas Cooper

Fourth Official: Daniel Cook

  • View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Dino Maamria:

“It’s a fantastic draw for us. We’ve never been there as a club, our fans will be looking forward to it, I’m looking forward to it. I’m challenging myself against a German manager, good experience, good manager. Our players challenge themselves against better players. 

They played two games, drew one and lost one. I’m sure their manager will be putting a strong team out to try and win a game to get their season going. 

We’ll put a strong team out as always. It’s a game I want to win, I love cup competitions. I want to go as far as I can in the cup, it means a lot to the club.” 

Norwich boss, Daniel Farke:

“Stevenage have had a good start and there'll be no pressure on them. They’ll come here looking to present themselves well against a team in a higher division, and they’ll be of confidence.

We have to be really, really focussed. They are a pretty experienced side with lots of players over 30. They often play with three tall strikers over 6ft 3in so we have to dominate the ball.

The cup has high priority for us. We are preparing for it like we do for a league game. We want to win each and every match, and we want to travel far in the competition.” 

  • Online coverage...

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

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

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