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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Luton

8 February 2018

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All the vital info ahead of Saturday's big game...

  • Key Matchday Info...

Saturday’s game is an ALL-TICKET fixture and therefore, all tickets must be bought in-advance.

Sales ended at midnight on Friday at or from inside the club shop at 5pm on Friday. Click here for the latest ticket info.

Luton Town have SOLD OUT their entire allocation and therefore no remaining tickets are available for Hatters.

Turnstile 21 (South West corner) will be for Luton fans ONLY. All home supporters in the West Stand will need to enter via the North side of the ground through turnstiles 1-4.

Search procedures will be in operation outside the East Terrace (home fans) and South Stand (away fans).

Take a read of our First Time Guide, aimed at providing all the vital information for first time home AND away supporters.

The Broadhall Suite will be open to HOME FANS ONLY from midday – a matchday ticket/season ticket/SA card will need to be shown on entry. More info here.

The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday through until kick-off.

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 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…

After a good start to 2018, back-to-back defeats against Swindon and Accrington have seen Stevenage fall away from the play-off race with 15 games to go in the season.

There is still time to make a run but the aim is now to get back into the top half of the table and establish our place there.

Saturday’s defeat at Accrington was a bitter pill to swallow for Darren Sarll’s side after an improved performance for much of the game went to waste.

New signings, Johnny Goddard, Luke Amos and Alex Revell all started the game and impressed the eye on their full debuts.

Luton meanwhile are flying at the top of the league and are well on their way to achieving their pre-season aim of promotion.

The Hatters are 8 points clear having won 19, drawn 6 and lost 6 from their 31 games played.

They have the second best away record in the division, (after Swindon) with 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats.

  • Team news…

Joe Martin, Ronnie Henry and Ben Kennedy’s chances of featuring at the weekend are all viewed as 50/50 as they aim for a return to full fitness.

Alex Samuel and Chris Whelpdale are both out of contention but overall, the squad is in good shape following the close of the January Transfer Window.

  • View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll...

“In local derbies you are playing for more than just yourself, you are playing for your Monday to Friday banter at work and all of those things.

“You are playing for a little bit of justice in your local area so it is a big game and I really look forward to it.

“I went into the Kenilworth game really looking forward to it. I did not enjoy leaving there, but I go into this game enjoying it, hoping there is a really big crowd.

“You do not forget so I think it is very natural as a human being to find that extra after, because it was a tough time, a really tough time and we spoke about it as a group of players then and we have spoken about it now."

Luton boss, Nathan Jones...

"We have always had difficult games there. There are no easy games and Stevenage will be a very tough game, we know that, but i imagine they are preparing for a tough game too.

"We have put ourselves in a wonderful position and all we can do is concentrate on what we do. If we got enough points, it will be very difficult for enough sides to catch us."

  • Previous meetings...

The humiliating 7-1 defeat at Kenilworth Road in October was a low point of the season as the Hatters piled it on in against an under-performing Stevenage side.

Previous results against Luton had been good – three wins in a row prior to the fixture game including two wins at Kenilworth Road.

Ben Kennedy has been Luton's main protoagnoist in recent years, with two goals and an earnt penalty in his last three appearances against the Hatters.

  • 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.


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