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Five things you should know about our next opponents

29 December 2017

Stevenage's top scorer is Matt Godden with 12 goals to his name this season. Godden was previously at non-league sides Ebsfleet, Dartford and Tamworth, before signing for Stevenage in 2016. Last season at one stage he had netted 12 goals in 12 games.

Currently 16th in the table, Boro are three points in front of the Reds. However, three points on Saturday would see Harry Kewell’s side move above the team from Hertfordshire. Darren Sarll and his side come into the game off the back of a 3-0 defeat away to Lincoln, with December seeing them pick up four points from a possible 12 so far. Their only win this month was last Saturday’s 5-1 home victory over Chesterfield.

Our record against Stevenage in the League is very much a mixed one. Of the nine times we’ve faced them, the Reds have won three, lost three and drawn three. The most recent fixture with the Boro was our 1-1 draw back in September, when Crawley striker Ibrahim Meite scored his first professional goal.

Manager Darren Sarll (pictured) was appointed in February 2016 when he took over as caretaker after Teddy Sheringham was sacked before Sarll’s appointment as manager was confirmed after an upturn in results. Sarll was involved with the club's youth and reserve squads between 2007-08 before returning to the club after a spell at Brentford.

The Boro made nine signings in the summer. Danny Newton joined from non-league side Tamworth and his arrival attracted a lot of attention. Newton was a product of the Jamie Vardy Academy and he currently has ten goals so far this season.


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