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Broadhall Way 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00

Stevenage Stevenage vs Notts County Notts Co

Postponed - due to waterlogged pitch

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Last Updated: 28/12/12 4:19pm

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Filipe Morais: Set to retain his place for Stevenage

Filipe Morais: Set to retain his place for Stevenage

Team news ahead of the League One clash between Stevenage and Notts County at Broadhall Way.

Stevenage boss Gary Smith is expected to shuffle his pack.

Boro suffered a second successive defeat at the hands of Coventry on Boxing Day leaving them with just one win in their last seven.

Winger Filipe Morais returned against the Sky Blues after recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to retain his place.

But Luke Freeman, Greg Tansey and Patrick Agyemang all came off the bench in that fixture and come into contention.

Defender Jon Ashton, who has been sidelined since September with an Achilles injury, will miss out again.

Boro's recent run has seen Smith's side drop out of the top six for the first time this season, but they remain within two points of the play-off places.

Notts County boss Keith Curle will be without the services of Damion Stewart.

The defender serves the second match of his three-game ban while Dean Leacock is not quite ready to return from a hamstring problem.

Krystian Pearce has not featured for the Magpies since returning from a loan spell at Barnet but is an option to Curle at the back.

The Magpies have struggled to close games out in recent weeks and slipped down to 10th on Boxing Day after drawing their fourth successive away game at Shrewsbury.

It was their fifth draw in seven in total but midfielder Alan Judge says County are not on the slide.

"I want to win every game and so does everyone else," he told the Nottingham Post. "We've been in good positions in a couple of those games so it's frustrating we've not won them.

"But if you look at it, we're still only three points off the play-offs so I'm pretty confident and I'm looking forward."

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12