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Match Preview | Stevenage (A)

U's travel to Hertfordshire in return to Sky Bet League Two action

18 November 2021

Colchester United will play their first league game since 30th October on Saturday afternoon, making the short journey to Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two.

The U's have had just over a week away from playing a game, with Tommy Smith, Armando Dobra, and Sylvester Jasper all away on international duty. Their call ups meant the away game at Forest Green Rovers last weekend was postponed, giving Hayden and the lads an unlikely weekend off. 

The three internationals are all back after completing their duty for the respective nations though, as the U's head to the Lamex Stadium, and Stevenage FC on Saturday afternoon. 

Colchester United are unbeaten in their last three in all competitions, with a goalless draw at Ipswich Town, a 4-0 win at Sudbury and a 2-1 win at home to Scunthorpe in the league. 

Mullins and his squad will be looking to build on that this weekend, with the short journey to Stevenage, with the U's in good shape after almost two weeks training with no game. 

The Opposition
Currently managerless, Stevenage have had a tough time in the league over recent weeks. The six game winless run cost Alex Revell his job as manager, although his former side have progressed in both the FA Cup and Papa John's Trophy in the last couple of weeks. 

On Tuesday evening, Stevenage made it through to the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup with an extra-time win over League One MK Dons, courtesy of a 120th minute penalty by Luke Norris. 

Norris is a man that U's fans will remember very well from recent years, spending two-and-a-half seasons at the JobServe Community Stadium, before making the switch to the Lamex in January of this year. 

Recruiting heavily in the summer, Stevenage brought in former Exeter City captain, Jake Taylor, Salford City winger, Bruno Andrade as well as the loan signing of Joseph Anang from West Ham to name a few. 

But their steady start to the season sees them sitting in twenty-first position, with fourteen points from sixteen games - two places and two points above the relegation places. 

Last Time We Met

The U's played out a goalless draw with Stevenage in the last meeting between the two. The game at the Lamex was a tight affair, with Kwame Poku and Tommy Smith both going close for the visitors, although Elliot List went closest of all, striking the woodwork for the hosts. 

Tickets
Click HERE for all ticketing information for the U's trip to Stevenage. 

Match Info
Stevenage have detailed information for fans travelling, with places to get food and drink, parking and general information around the stadium. Click HERE for more information.


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