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📝Stevenage Preview

We look ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League two clash at Stevenage.

11 October 2019

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12 October 2019

Team News:

Max Wright faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up a thigh injury in the early stages of the Mansfield Town game.

Ludvig Öhman will miss out once again, but the Swedish defender has returned to training and could be available for next week’s visit of Leyton Orient.

PFA Fans’ Player of the Month Ethan Robson will return after being ineligible to play against his parent club Sunderland on Tuesday night.

Speaking at Thursday’s pre-match press conference, Town boss Michael Jolley said: “Ludvig’s trained today, so that’s good news. Hopefully he’ll be up to match fitness soon – it’s unlikely he’ll make it for Saturday, but maybe the following week.

“Max is going to be a week or two, maybe slightly longer before he’s back with us. He’s got a thigh strain, so it’ll probably be three weeks that he’s out

Head to Head:

The Mariners and Stevenage have met just six times prior to Saturday’s fixture. Town have won just once in those fixtures, with The Boro coming out on top on four occasions.  

The last time Town beat The Boro - August 2016. 

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialGTFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick - delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from Town boss, Michael Jolley. 

This game will be broadcast live on iFollow Mariners. Your commentary team at the Lamex will be John Tondeur and Grimsby Town Women’s captain Sophie Bartup.

Betting Odds:

Grimsby to win and BTTS is now 11/2 from 9/2 - with Sky Bet’s Price Boost.

Man in the Middle:

Peterborough-based official Neil Hair will be the man in charge.

In seven games so far this season he has produced 19 Yellow Cards and 1 Red Card. 

Key Man for Stevenage - Kurtis Guthrie

Kurtis is one of the most highly-rated strikers in League Two. The 6ft 3in frontman has three goals to his name this season and hit the net 14 times in 38 appearances last season.

Michael Jolley’s view:

He said: “It’s going to be a difficult task. People can look at the league table and say the game could be straightforward, but we don’t think in that way.

“We know it’s going to be a really difficult game so we need to pick the right selection.

“We’re under no illusions about this game – if you look at the squad that Stevenage have got it’s a lot of the same players who got 70 points last season and were very close to the play-offs.

“They’ve got some dangerous attacking players like Kurtis Guthrie, Ben Kennedy, and Jason Cowley who has scored three goals in three games.”


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