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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Swansea U21s

28 August 2018

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Everything you need to know...

  • Key Matchday Info...

Tickets are available from just £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for U12s from the Ticket Office or West Stand turnstiles tonight.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm and please note that only the West (home) and South (away) Stands will be open for this evening’s game.

The Broadhall Suite will be open from 6pm until kick-off for both home and away supporters.

The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday through until kick-off. Pop into the store before the game gets underway and browse our newest selection of replica kit, training wear and #WeAreStevenage t-shirts.

There will be free parking available across the A602 in Fairlands Valley car park. Please note not to park in the nearby retail parks.

The Arriva Shuttle Bus will NOT be in operation this evening. It will be back running for Saturday’s home game against Cambridge United.

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

  • Digital Programme…

Don’t forget to download your FREE digital programme! We are breaking new ground this season so click here for more information and to get your copy.

  • Onto the game...

After being knocked out at the first stage for the past three seasons, Stevenage will be hoping for an improved campaign in 2018/19 as the Checkatrade Trophy gets underway once again.

After the initial draw in July saw AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic grouped with Stevenage, Swansea City U21s were the final (invited) side to be drawn into Southern Group G.

The format for this year’s competition is almost identical to last season, with only a couple of small regulation changes.

Players from EFL Clubs who are out on loan in the National League and below are now eligible to feature in the competition, whilst invited teams have been restricted to fielding two players over the age of 21 and with more than 40 First Team appearances.

Swansea’s First Team are playing at home to Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup tonight, so it is expected that the side travelling from South Wales will be a true youth team.

  • View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Dino Maamria:

“I have probably picked my side for Tuesday already. Those lads that played today have been Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday, a lot of games played so early into the season.

“I am going to make changes, I have good players that haven’t been playing, they are all going to get game time and hopefully they have an opportunity to grab a shirt for next Saturday.”

  • Online coverage...

Supporters can STREAM the game LIVE with a iFollow UK Match Pass for just £10. Click here to head to the Match Centre where you can order yours now.

Live match commentary will be available for standard iFollow subscribers and 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 Wednesday.

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