Boro strikers could be on the move

TWO more Stevenage Boro strikers could be on their way out of Broadhall Way. Out-of-favour Darryn Stamp and Tony Thorpe are both attracting interest from other clubs during the January transfer window. Several clubs have expressed an interest in Stamp inc

TWO more Stevenage Boro strikers could be on their way out of Broadhall Way.

Out-of-favour Darryn Stamp and Tony Thorpe are both attracting interest from other clubs during the January transfer window.

Several clubs have expressed an interest in Stamp including Conference rivals Halifax, York, Rushden and Diamonds and Southport.

Stamp has spent the last three months on loan at York, while his former Boro colleague Dino Maamria is now the caretaker joint boss at Southport.


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Former Luton striker Thorpe has appeared only twice all season and has not started a first team match since August 15.

Boro are back in FA Trophy action this Saturday with a second round tie against Conference North strugglers Leigh RMI.

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Boro boss Mark Stimson said: "This weekend will be our first game without George Boyd and it's a test for our players to see how they react."

New boy Jamie Slabber and Hasim Deen are in contention, both players now committed to the club for the rest of the campaign.

Stimson continued: "Although we're at home, we expect a tough game and it's a big match for them.

"We desperately want to win for two good reasons - to keep the good run going and to make progress in this competition which I value highly."

Boro are clear of injuries and suspensions ahead of the game.

Their visit to Stafford Rangers on Saturday was called off at midday due to a waterlogged pitch.

The fixture will now be rearranged for a Tuesday night in February.

Stimson added: "We're on such a good run but the conditions might have been a leveller.

"They would obviously have been out for revenge after we beat them easily at Broadhall Way earlier in the season.

"We can't wait for the cup game now after the disappointment of Saturday being called off."

Slabber and Deen were expected to play for the reserves against their Northampton counterparts last night (Wednesday).

* A former Boro management team have had contrasting fortunes this week.

Ex-boss Paul Fairclough led Barnet to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history as they beat Championship side Colchester.

But Kevin Hales, assistant to Fairclough during his second spell in charge, has left Conference rivals Weymouth along with manager Garry Hill by mutual consent.

* Broadhall Way hosts the reserve team meeting of Premiership giants Spurs and Chelsea on Monday night.

The match kicks-off at 7pm and adult tickets are £5 with £2 concessions.

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