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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Swindon

30 January 2018

Match Previews

Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Swindon

30 January 2018

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  • Key Matchday Info...

Tickets are available at matchday prices from either the turnstiles or Ticket Office for both Stevenage and Swindon supporters.

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.

Robins - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website ahead of tomorrow's game.

Although the North Terrace is now closed in the main, Wheelchair Disabled supporters will still be able to use the wheelchair bay for this fixture.

Apply to take part in our new Astute Family Challenge at half-time… All the details here.

Continue your player sticker collection this weekend with two stickers supplied with every matchday programme. Make sure you buy a copy of our Sticker Poster too, which has the sticker poster included.

The Broadhall Suite will only be open to both home and away fans from 5:30pm.

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 18:24, 18:54, 19:24 before the game and then at 21:40 and 22:05 after the final whistle from the bus stop outside the North Stand.

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

  • Onto the game…

Things have been trending in a positive direction as of late with the team unbeaten in the league this year with two wins and two draws to start 2018.

The boys ended their long wait for an away win on Saturday with a fine 1-0 result over Chesterfield, whilst it has been 10 games in all competition unbeaten at home.

A win in tonight's game-in-hand could close the gap to the play-offs to just 6 points, some added motivation ahead of kick-off.

Swindon are a team full of confidence though with four wins out of five in the league, including Saturday's dramatic come-from-behind triumph against Crewe.

The Robins are a fierce proposition away from home, 9 wins, 0 draws and 4 defeats in the league this season is the best road record in the division.

Stevenage born Luke Norris is leading their goalscoring charts with 11 goals, including a brace in the corresponding league fixture between the two sides back in September.

  • Team news…

Ben Kennedy and Matty Godden were both taken off early against Chesterfield and could be doubts to make it for tonight's game.

The same goes for Joe Martin and Alex Samuel who both missed out at the weekend.

Jamie Gray and Chris Whelpdale are also both still recovering from recent injuries.

  • View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll...

“It is an important time for recovery and to have fresh minds and fresh legs. We have been great at home; we have not been beaten in three odd months now at the Lamex.

“So we are looking forward to going back there, but we also know that Swindon are probably the best side in the league in terms of playing away from home.

“It will be a tough game and it will be a game for who has the right amount of physicality to their game post Saturday."

  • Previous meetings...

Swindon lead the all-time record against Stevenage with six wins to three, although Boro have come out on top in two of the last three meetings.

The first time the two sides met came back in 1998, when the Robins were in the second tier whilst Boro were in the conference. A memorable 2-1 win in the FA Cup that set up the now legendary tie against Newcastle.

Since then the Robins largely dominated meetings. Tonight's game will be the third between the two sides this season, a 3-2 defeat in the league at County Ground was answered with a 5-2 home win for the Super Boro in the FA Cup.

  • Last time we met...
  • Can’t make it to The Lamex?

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


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