Noah Dougherty
Friday 16 October 2020

Forest Green Roves return to Nailsworth for the first game at the newly named innocent New Lawn, as they welcome Stevenage in League Two.

The sides last met on Boxing Day of 2019, playing out a 0-0 draw at the Lamex Stadium.

Find out all you need to know about the game:

What we said: 

Mark Cooper pre Stevenage October 2020

“Stevenage will be organised, resolute and tough to beat. We’ll have to be at the top of our game,” said Rovers boss Mark Cooper.

“We judge each game on its own merit and take every week as it comes. We have full respect for Alex Revell and his staff and players.

“Jack Aitchison is technically a very good player. He did really well for us, and we were interested in him in the summer.

“The majority of our players will know about him from his time here last season, but we have to concentrate on what we do.”

Team news:

Kane Wilson remains side-lined as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

In the Stevenage camp, Aramide Oteh put pen to paper this afternoon, the forward joining from QPR.

Key player: Jack Aitchison 

Jack Aitchison against Colchester United

Jack Aitchison is a name that Rovers fans will be particularly familiar with, the young Scotsman having spent time on loan in Nailsworth last season.

He played 30 games for Mark Cooper’s men last campaign, finding the net six times.

Celtic’s youngest ever goal scorer left the Scottish club for Championship side Barnsley last week, before penning a loan deal with Stevenage the following day.

Aitchison made his first start for Boro last weekend as Alex Revell’s side played out a goalless draw with Mansfield Town

Last time we met: 

Just as was the case when the sides met back in September of the same season, Forest Green Rovers and Stevenage played out a goalless draw on Boxing Day..

Rovers had spells of pressure in both halves, but a late push from the hosts almost won it.

Head-to-head: 

Forest Green and Stevenage have locked horns an impressive 33 times.

13 of those fixtures have ended all square, with Boro winning 13.

Rovers have won seven of the meetings between the sides, with three wins and three draws coming in the EFL.

Coverage:

This game will be available to watch live by subscribing HERE, or you can listen to the game with our audio service HERE, both abroad or in the UK.

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Full commentary of Saturday’s match will also be available on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 1413AM.

Stay up to date also on Twitter and Instagram by following @FGRFC_Official, which will have all of the team news before kick-off and updates throughout the game.

There will also be key updates and team news on Facebook. Round-up the clash by checking out the club website where there will be a full report looking back on the encounter.

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