Variety of scorers poses defensive dilemma

Graham Westley's Stevenage Borough are the only team in League Two that have so far failed to beat any of the teams in the top half of the table.

However their win against Newcastle United, which earned a home tie with Reading, shows exactly what they're capable of.

It's difficult for John Sheridan to tell his players who to mark for special attention in front of goal. Borough's last nine goals have all been scored by different men. Two of them were own goals with the others being bagged by a host of players.

Leading scorer is Chris Holroyd, but his loan spell from Brighton has ended and he's back at the Goldstone meaning Charlie Griffin and John Mousinho, with just three each, are the visitor's top current marksmen. Sheridan aims to recall 15 goal Craig Davies, absent from the win at Southend United with flu, and he'll link up with nine goal Jack Lester, a hat-trick scorer in his last appearance at the B2net.

Last week's hero Deane Smalley could be asked to play wide after his heroics as a striker at Roots Hall with in form Drew Talbot on the opposite flank. Danny Whitaker, one short of equalling the club's penalties in a season record, he's banged in 7 from 12 yards, and Mark Allott are likely engine roomers. That means Dwayne Mattis could switch from midfield to centre half with Simon Ford reverting to right back to cover for Jack Hunt, now back with parent club Huddersfield Town.

Left back Scott Griffiths, back on loan from Peterborough, may have to sit this one out as he seeks match fitness following a hernia operation.

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