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Big Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers vs Stevenage

20 September 2019

Stevenage travel to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday 21st September 2019 for a 3pm kick-off...

  • Ticket news...

Tickets for Saturday's match are available from the turnstiles at The New Lawn Stadium at the following Matchday prices:

West Stand Seated

  • Adult: £24
  • Over 65: £19
  • Under 21: £13
  • Under 16: £9
  • Under 11: FREE with an adult ticket

West Stand Standing

  • Adult: £21
  • Over 65: £17
  • Under 21: £11
  • Under 16: £78
  • Under 11: FREE with an adult ticket

Wheelchair/Disabled tickets will be sold at a Concession rate of £18 with a free carer ticket.  

Travel...

The Supporters Association coach is departing The Lamex Stadium at 10am on the day of the game so please arrive with plenty of time to spare in-order to ensure a timely departure. Tickets cost £20 for SA members and £25 for non-members.

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel and book online.

  • Onto the game...

Following back-to-back home defeats this past week, Boro are still searching for that elusive first win of the season and face stern opposition in Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. Michael Timlin re-signed with the Club on Friday morning, hoping to add some added bite and tenacity in midfield ahead of the match.

Five wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening nine fixtures with the joint best defensive record in the division shows that Mark Cooper's squad are on their way to another push at promotion in Sky Bet League Two.

For a more detailed look at Saturday's opponents, please click here for the Scouting Report.

  • What they said...

Caretaker boss Mark Sampson believes that the Stevenage squad has all the ingredients to move out of trouble.

“The spirit within this group is outstanding, it really is. They care so much about getting some result and making our supporters proud. They are devastated at the moment that we can’t give them that but it is only us that can turn it around.

“Only through hard work, resilience, determination and desire can we turn this round of result round. I can assure everybody that the players are showing all those qualities in abundance on a daily basis and I have never seen a more determined group to get this team moving forward.

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“That is our complete focus now for Saturday, to be ready for a tough challenge away at Forest Green, to prepare as well as we can, to turn up there with a huge emotional energy and intensity ready to fight for everything we are going to get and those three points.”

For more from Mark Sampson, please click here.

Forest Green Rovers Manager Mark Cooper says that, “You have got to try to win your home games and pick up points on the road. I thought we did enough to win the other night, we played well with the ball but couldn’t find the finish.

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“Stevenage have always been direct, robust and aggressive. Whether that changes under the new management, I’m not certain, so we will have to wait and see”

  • Previous meetings...
Although Boro come out on top in the overall standings between the two sides, with 13 wins compared to Forest Greens seven, it is the Green Devils that have certainly had the better of it in recent times.
 
 
Stevenage are without a win against FGR under Mark Cooper, winless in four meetings with losses in three of those matches. Last time out, Rovers won 2-0 at The Lamex Stadium in a late January clash earlier this calendar year.
  • Officials... 

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referee 1: Simon Shaw

Assistant Referee 2: Richard Morris

Fourth Official: Mark Russell

  • Betting...

Stevenage are 3/1 underdogs with league sponsors, Sky Bet whilst Stevenage to win and BTTS has been PRICE BOOSTED from 8/1 to 10/1. If you fancy a flutter this weekend, use our designated link which enables the club to receive a slice of your stake!

Also, don't forget that supporters can now check-in on matchdays, unlock achievements and earn special rewards courtesy of Sky Bet, title sponsors of the EFL. Download the new Sky Bet EFL Rewards app by clicking here. 

  • 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! 

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Visit the Live Match Centre to access form guides, live text commentary and live access to the match on iFollow

Make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from The New Lawn.

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

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