Stevenage Season

SITTING at the bottom of Sky Bet League Two, Stevenage arrive at Home Park today with a new manager in place after a tough first-half to their season, although Graham Westley’s aappointment is actually his fourth stint in charge of our visitors.

It took Stevenage 12 games to bag their first win of the season, which came in the form of a 1-0 triumph at Wycombe Wanderers in the Trophy, swiftly followed by a 2-1 win against Grimsby in the League four days later.

In the time that they were fighting for their first win, Stevenage saw nine defeats and just three draws, meaning that their campaign had not got off to the best of starts and six of those defeats came in the comfort of their own home and only three away from home.

The Trophy has actually been a kind competition to Stevenage and they progressed even further with a 2-1 win at Colchester in early December, thanks to a brace from Jason Cowley.

The last league success was a 1-0 win over Morecambe at the end of October but they have shown impressive resilience in recent weeks. Aside from a heavy loss to Crewe, draws with Walsall, Crawley, Newport and, most recently, Forest Green on Boxing Day is evidence enough that Westley’s team will be a very tough proposition this afternoon.