Stevenage will be welcoming West Bromwich Albion for a pre-season friendly on Saturday.
Stevenage will be welcoming West Bromwich Albion for a pre-season friendly on Saturday. It will be a second pre-season game for West Brom as they look to continue their preparations for the 2022/23 season. They have a lot work on their hands to improve on their performance in the Championship last season. A good pre-season will be key for that. Stevenage, on the other hand will be thrilled with the prospect of hosting a Championship side following two friendly games against non-league sides.
|Stevenage vs West Bromwich Albion||Key Details|
|Date||9 July, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||7:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time England||2:00 pm GMT|
West Brom’s end of the 2021/22 season was filled with mixed results. They earned three wins, one draw and two defeats in their last six matches. This type of inconsistency marked majority of their campaign last term. Consequently, they finished 10th which was a major deviation from their goal of fighting for Premier League promotion. Coach, Steve Bruce has his work cut-out ahead of the upcoming season and will be looking for a better display this time around.
Stevenage too had a mixed run of results in the final stages of their previous campaign. In their last six games, they managed three wins to go with one draw and two losses. They finished in the bottom half of the table in the League Two table. Undoubtedly, there is lot of scope for improvement for Stevenage. The club will also be facing Derby County and Peterborough United in their subsequent friendly outings.
West Bromwich Albion coach, Steve Bruce fielded two entirely different XIs in the first and second half in their first friendly against Leyton Orient. This might well be the case against Stevenage, with several youth team players also expected to start. Stevenage will be looking at maximum players getting game time in an important pre-season friendly.
Stevenage possible line-up: Chapman, Piergianni, Sweeney, Taylor, Norris, Roberts, Smith, Read, Bostwick, Reid, Townsend-West
West Bromwich Albion possible line-up: Button, Townsend, O’Shea, Ajayi, Gardner-Hickman, Reach, Mowatt, Molumby, Philipps, Zohore, Dike
The pre-season friendly match between Stevenage vs West Bromwich Albion will take place at Broadhall Way on Saturday at 7:30 pm IST.
The pre-season friendly fixture between Stevenage vs West Bromwich Albion can be viewed by the viewers live on WBA TV, the official streaming channel of West Bromwich Albion.