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Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Colchester

23 March 2018

Match Previews

Big Match Preview: Stevenage v Colchester

23 March 2018

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Everything you need to know ahead of Dino's first game in charge...

  • Key Matchday Info...

Tickets are available at advance prices until 5pm on Friday in the club shop/over the phone or midnight from

Matchday tickets are also available from the turnstiles or Ticket Office for both Stevenage and Colchester supporters. See all prices here.

Check out our First Time Guide, aimed at providing all the vital information for first time home AND away supporters.

Saturday is our Prostate Cancer UK Matchday. Please give generously to the volunteers who will be collecting on the day and click here to find out how you can help.

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

Look out for 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 midday until 5pm.

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

There will be VERY LIMITED parking at Fairlands Valley Car Park on Saturday due to the Fair being in town.

Supporters are encouraged to either use the FREE car park off Six Hills Way, (20 minute walk - see below) or use the pay & display options in the town centre. 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…

Excitement has been building all week for Dino Maamria’s first game in charge following the announcement of his appointment as Manager on Tuesday.

After meeting the players for the first time on Tuesday, Dino took his first training session on Thursday where he put the players through their paces.

The new Manager has already said he expects to build a winning team and that three points on Saturday would be the perfect start.

Colchester are hanging onto their play-off hopes by a thread and will see tomorrow’s game as a must-win if they are to make a late push into the post-season.

Currently nine points away from 7th place, expectations have not quite been met following relegation from Sky Bet League One two season’s ago.

  • Team news…

Ben Wilmot, Dale Gorman and Ben Kennedy are all away on International Duty so Dino will have a depleted selection of players to choose from for his first game as Manager.

Alex Revell is finally back from his four game suspension whilst Ronnie Henry could also return to action following an injury which has kept him out during the last few weeks.

Mark McKee has been recovering from a minor knock and as such, didn’t travel with Northern Ireland whilst Matty Godden is expected to remain sidelined.

There is good news to finish off though in that Alex Samuel is due back in training on Monday.

  • View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Dino Maamria:

“I want to get the Lamex bouncing again. I think together we have got to do that from the ground staff, from the office staff, from my players and from my staff.

"As a football club, I think we have got to go forward and I think it is time we began, because it has been a long time since the club has been up there and that is my job.

"I have to bring those happy times back."

  • One to watch...

  • Previous meetings...

  • 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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