We take a closer look at Town's Capital One Cup opponents with 10 interesting facts
Town have been drawn to face League Two Stevenage in today’s Capital One Cup draw, here are 10 facts to give you a better idea of what Mick McCarthy’s side will be up against.
- Stevenage are currently managed by former England striker Teddy Sheringham, after former boss Graham Westley left following his third spell in charge of the club.
- Sheringham left his role as attacking coach at West Ham United to take over the reigns at the League Two side.
- Teddy’s son Charlie actually played for Town in his youth days, in fact he came on as a substitute in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final victory against Southampton.
- The Blues faced off against them in this same competition two years ago but were beaten thanks to goals from Filipe Moraisand Jordan Burrow.
- Stevenage play their home games at the Lamex Stadium, which was previously known as Broadhall Way.
- Similarly to Town they made it all the way to the Play-Off semi finals last season before they were defeated by eventual winners Southend.
- For both legs of that semi-final they named 56 year-old former FA cup winner Dave Beasant as their substitute goalkeeper, due to a number of injuries to their other keepers.
- Stevenage were initially founded as Stevenage Borough FC.
- Stevenage conceded 54 goals in the league last season- more than any other team that finished in the top seven.
- They only won one of their final eight away games last term.