Our first away game of 2022 sees us head South to take on Stevenage in what must surely be the tie of the weekend across all competitions… You know, we could have been playing Manchester City but why would you do that when Stevenage are available!
Anyway, Stevenage head into the game 22nd in League Two just a point outside the dreaded drop zone, having accumulated 20 points from their first 23 league games. In November the club changed manager, relieving Alex Revell of his duties and then proceeding to appoint highly-rated Paul Tisdale into the role, and he has taken no time in starting to get his team together in the opening days of the January transfer window, with no less than four signings so far in the shape of goalkeeper Christy Pym, defender Luke O’Neill, and midfielders Ed Upon and Michael Bostwick.
The Boro’s last six results have been:
4th Dec - Yeovil Town (A) (FAC1) - Lost 1-0
7th Dec - Scunthorpe United (H) - Drew 1-1
11th Dec - Carlisle United (H) - Lost 2-0
18th Dec - Salford City (A) - Lost 1-0
29th Dec - Swindon Town (A) - Drew 0-0
1st Jan - Forest Green Rovers (A) - Lost 2-0
Now onto The Saddlers!
Matt Taylor guides his team into this fixture after a 3-3 draw with Newport County last time out, featuring comical own-goals and a last-minute screamer, and will be hoping for a rather more routine game this time in the search for 3 points.
At the time of writing our squad remains the same with no new signings, although as we know, Rollin Menayese has turned his loan move from Mansfield Town into a permanent one, which is a great piece of business by the club.
No new injury news from the club either, so providing Brendan Kiernan is back from Covid-19, we may have a (near) fully-fit squad to choose from and may even see a bench appearance from Rory Holden who we know has stepped up his training over the past few weeks as he seeks to return from serious injury.
Starting XI against Stevenage, for me at least, should be the XI that finished the previous game. Joss Labadie and Liam Kinsella in DM, Jack Earing in the AM role please. What are your thoughts?
As of yesterday we had sold 116 tickets for this game - are you one of the 116? I won’t be there, been a few times and can’t say I’ll be rushing to go back again.
- Stevenage Win
- Walsall Win