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Stevenage v Stanley

18 December 2015

After an enforced break due to the weather the Reds return to action tomorrow with a trip to Stevenage.

John Coleman's team will be looking for a return to winning ways after a cup loss at Portsmouth last time out.

[vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title="The Opposition"]After relegation to League Two in 2014, last season was one of consolidation for Stevenage after losing a number of players.

This season Stevenage were tipped to push for promotion, with the appointment of Teddy Sheringham and a number of new signings sparking optimism.

Consistency has been hard to come by for the Boro however, who currently sit in the bottom half of League Two.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Manager"]After the departure of Graham Westley for the third time in May 2015, Stevenage appointed former Manchester United and England striker Teddy Sheringham as manager.

This is Sheringham's first managerial appointment, although he has experience coaching at West Ham.

In his playing days, Sheringham was capped more than 50 times by his country and is now looking to make an impact all over again in the dugout[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="One to Watch"]Winger Whelpdale joined Stevenage in 2014 looking to add some goals and creativity to the side.

After spending his early career in non-league, Whelpdale's big break came when he moved to Peterborough in 2007.

He spent four years at London Road before moving to Gillingham, where he spent a further three seasons before moving to The Lamex Stadium.

He is Stevenage's top scorer this season.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Form Guide"][vc_text_separator title="Stanley: WDWWL" title_align="separator_align_center" color="juicy_pink"]Stanley lost for the first time in seven in their last outing in the FA Cup at Portsmouth.

League form has been excellent, with five wins from the last six in League Two.

The Reds sit fifth in the table, five points from the automatic promotion places[vc_text_separator title="Stevenage: DWWLW" title_align="separator_align_center" color="juicy_pink"]Stevenage have picked up in recent weeks, winning four of their last seven games.

Last time out they won 2-1 at AFC Wimbledon.

They're currently 18th in the table but closer to the play-off places than the relegation zone in terms of points.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Stanley Team News"]An enforced two week break from games due to the weather has been good for Seamus Conneely. The midfielder has trained all this week following a groin problem and could return to the side.

Defender Dean Winnard has been receiving specialist attention to his ankle problem and after some encouraging news is stepping up his recovery.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Ground"]Boro have played at Broadhall Way (now known as the Lamex Stadium) since 1980. The current capacity of the ground is 6920 and the record attendance that the club have had is 8040, which was set against Newcastle United in the FA Cup 4th round in 1998

Postcode for satnav SG2 8RH

[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Match Coverage"]The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.[/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion]


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