We take a closer look at the action as the Football League returns to Barrow on Saturday.
Barrow v Stevenage
Saturday 12th September 2020, 3pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Stevenage were given a last-ditch reprieve during the summer after it had initially appeared they were to be relegated to the National League.
Misdemeanours at Macclesfield Town led to a points deduction for The Silkmen which saved Stevenage though and now they will be determined to make the most of their second chance.
Alex Revell has been given the go-ahead to revamp his squad during the summer months and there is genuine excitement building among Stevenage fans that 2020/21 can be a positive season.
Boro fans endured a terrible campaign last time around but the popular Revell has galvanised those around the Club during lockdown and now he will want to build on that feelgood factor when they return to League Two action.
Head To Head
Saturday’s game will be only the eighth competitive game between the sides, and the first since Barrow’s FA Trophy Final win back in 2010.
It’s Stevenage who have the edge historically having won four times in comparison to Barrow’s two triumphs, while The Boro have tasted victory on two of their last three visits to Cumbria.
One To Watch
Elliott List is now going in to his second season at Stevenage and he’s hoping he can build on a really positive opening week to the new campaign.
He was on target during their 3-3 draw with Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup and will definitely provide a goal threat for Alex Revell’s men this weekend.
The 23-year-old emerged from the Crystal Palace Academy but first made his name in the colours of Gillingham where he made over 100 appearances during a four-year stint.
David Dunn has a few injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s game against Stevenage at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
Matt Platt and Josh Kay will both be assessed in the run-up to the game after picking up problems in last weekend’s Carabao Cup tie at Derby County. Scott Quigley is suspended.
Stevenage boss Alex Revell has the luxury of being able to pick from a fully-fit squad for their league opener this weekend.
Scott Oldham will be on the whistle for Saturday’s game against Stevenage in what will be his first visit to The Progression Solicitors Stadium since 2017.
The official took charge of our 1-0 home defeat to Southport that day but has since done his refereeing in the EFL after making the step up for 2017/18.
His most recent outing came at the weekend when he oversaw Lincoln City’s 2-1 win at Crewe Alexandra in the Carabao Cup.
Barrow have been installed as 13/10 favourites for three points this weekend, with Stevenage a 19/10 shot and the draw priced up at 23/10.
Season Ticket holders have all received a code enabling them to live stream Saturday’s game on iFollow, complete with commentary and replays.
You can buy a Match Pass to watch the action now priced at £10, while oversea supporters pay £7.
We will also provide an audio commentary of Saturday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria who will describe all the action as it unfolds.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.