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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Tranmere

3 August 2018

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  • Key Matchday Info...

Tickets for are available from just £15 adults, £5 for kids and you can even bring a family of three for just £20.

If you want to secure your place ahead of the game, tickets are available up until 5pm on Friday in the club shop or 11am on Saturday online from borotickets.co.uk.

Prices remain the same price on matchday and will be available from the turnstiles or Ticket Office for both Stevenage and Tranmere supporters. See all prices here.

The second batch of Season Tickets are now available for collection. This includes all those fans who bought before 22nd July but please note, it is not too late to sign up for the season. Find more info here.

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

We are delighted to announce that a brand new Kids Zone and Boro Busker will be a regular part of our Matchday experience going forward! Find out more here.

Starting on Saturday we also have brand new Junior Fan Passports for all our young supporters to enjoy and update with each and every visit to the Lamex Stadium. More information can be found here.

Tranmere fans - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website ahead of Saturday's game. With a large crowd expected, we request that supporters make their way to the turnstiles in good time.

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

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our new-look programme, priced at the usual price of £3.

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.

The Astute Family Challenge returns 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…

It is finally here! After months away, Stevenage return to competitive action to face newly promoted Tranmere Rovers at the Lamex Stadium.

It has been a summer of change as 15 new players have joined the club ready to challenge for promotion under the stewardship of former player, coach and Stevenage legend, Dino Maamria.

Four wins and two narrow defeats against Premier League opposition made for a positive pre-season as performances encouraged and players stayed injury-free for the most part.

Tranmere will hoping to ride the crest of a wave like so many National League play-off winners in recent years who have found instant success in League Two.

The Super White Army will travel to the Lamex Stadium in their numbers as get ready to watch their team in the EFL for the first time in four years.

  • Team news…

The news from the treatment room is that on the whole, the squad is showing a clean bill of health with just a few doubts going into the game. James Ball, Emmanuel Sonupee and Mark McKee are all working hard to ensure they get back to full fitness for Saturday.

Tranmere on the other hand have a number of injury concerns including Liam Ridehalgh (Knee), Adam Buxton (Double Hernia), Evan Gumbs (Leg), Ollie Norburn (Shin) and Scott Davies (Hip).

  • Officials...

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Howick

Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Finch

Fourth Official: Paul Kelly

  • View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Dino Maamria:

“I think Tranmere can be a dangerous team. We know very well the teams that get promoted from non-league are always strong and they know what winning looks like, they will be hard working, they will do the basics very well and we have got to be up for it.

We have got to overpower them, we have got to match everything they have got and play on top of that. I think we are ready for the game and I am looking for to it.”

Read/Watch the manager's full pre-match press conference

  • Previous meetings...

Stevenage and Tranmere have an almost identical head-to-head record with two wins a piece and four draws from eight meetings between the two sides.

Six of those eight games came in Sky Bet League One between 2011-2014 and tomorrow’s match-up will be the first in over three years.

Last time out a late Charlie Lee equaliser meant for a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the Lamex Stadium.

  • Online coverage...

Live match commentary will be available for UK 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.

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