Notts County v Stevenage preview
Last Updated: 14/09/18 12:55pm
Harry Kewell will be back in the dugout on Saturday as Notts County take on Stevenage in their first home match under the Australian's management.
Kewell was sent off last weekend as the Magpies, bottom of Sky Bet League Two, were thrashed 5-1 at Exeter. The 39-year-old will not serve a touchline ban. He has been fined £500 by the Football Association after admitting that his behaviour towards the referee during the game was improper.
It remains to be seen whether there is any involvement at the weekend for midfielder Andy Kellett and defender Matt Tootle, both of whom have been out due to injury, while Dan Jones (suspended), Richard Duffy (hamstring) and Ben Hall (groin) are still unavailable.
There are doubts ahead of the game over three Stevenage forwards. Danny Newton, Kurtis Guthrie and Alex Revell are the men in question, having each picked up knocks.
Otherwise, Boro's squad has a clean bill of health as they look to build on the 1-0 home win over Macclesfield last time out. Dino Maamria's team, 11th in the table, had lost each of their previous two league games.
Notts County have won four of their last seven league matches against Stevenage (D2 L1).
Stevenage have won none of their last three league visits to Meadow Lane (D1 L2) since a 1-0 win in League One in August 2013.
Notts County have failed to win any of their previous nine league matches (D2 L7) including defeats in each of their last six - the current longest run of consecutive defeats across the top four tiers of English football.
Stevenage have failed to score in three of their last four away league games (W1 D1 L2) including in each of their last two.
Alex Revell has been directly involved in 57% of Stevenage's 7 League Two goals so far this season (two goals, two assists).