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Stanley v Stevenage

6 May 2016

The final game of the regular season sees Stanley host Stevenage at the Wham Stadium.

A win for the Reds would secure promotion to League One meaning the stakes could hardly be higher.[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.

They struggled for consistency though and Sheringham left the club at the turn of the year.

Replacement Darren Sarll has led Boro to safety in League Two and they'll be keen to end the season by continuing a good run of recent form.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Manager"]

Darren Sarll was promoted from Head of Youth to First Team Coach in summer 2015 and then to Caretaker Manager in February 2016.

The 32-year old has held the UEFA A License badge for 10 years and has spent the last three years as Head of Youth at Stevenage, overseeing the transformation of the youth structure and guiding the under-18s to their best ever league and cup performances.

Now in his second spell at the club, Darren has also worked at Brentford and Rotherham United.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="One to Watch"]

Aaron O'Connor joined Stevenage on an initial month's loan from Forest Green Rovers in January 2016 before signing permanently.

The pacey front man was Newport's top scorer in two of his three seasons in South Wales.

He joined Forest Green in the summer and scored nine goals for them and has one goal for Stevenage this season.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Form Guide"][vc_text_separator title="Stanley: WDWWW" color="juicy_pink"]Stanley are unbeaten in eleven matches ahead of kick off.

They've won eight of the games in that run and will look to add a ninth.

Victory for John Coleman's team will guarantee promotion to League One. They currently sit second in the table.[vc_text_separator title="Stevenage: LWDWD" color="juicy_pink"]Stevenage have found form for the run in, suffering just one defeat in their last eight games.

They're currently four games unbeaten following wins over Newport and Morecambe and draws with Bristol Rovers and Wimbledon.

They sit 19th in the League Two table.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Stanley Team News"]There is no new injury news for the Reds, with Matt Crooks definitely unavailable with a long term ankle problem.

Midfielder Scott Brown returned to the bench for last weekend's win at Wycombe and is available again after a hamstring problem.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Admission Details"]This game is SOLD OUT in all home areas.

No tickets are available to buy on the day and no pay on the gate is available.

Those collecting pre-purchased tickets are urged to arrive early due to the high volume of supporters expected.[/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.


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