Preview: Maidenhead United (A) – News
The Irons return to action this Saturday when they travel to Berkshire to take on Maidenhead, in what will be the team’s second outing of the new National League season (kick-off 3pm).
United beat Yeovil 2-1 last week, with the game shown live on BT Sport. Goals from Andrew Boyce and Jacob Butterfield sealed the all-important three points, and Keith Hill’s side will look to emulate a similar positive result this weekend.
Click here for ticket details ahead of the Iron’s first away game of the season. Tickets are available for pre-purchase via the Maidenhead ticketing site. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the Bell Street turnstile on match day.
Keith Hill (click here to read) – Mason O’Malley (click here to read).
Iron Team News
Kgosi Ntlhe was described by manager Keith Hill today as ‘improving’. Hill also said he hoped to bring the defender to the training ground before the weekend but did not want to rush his return as the season is long.
Jordan Hallam (hamstring) will miss the game.
One or two players were flagged as having “a bit of scar tissue” from Saturday and will be assessed, but the rest of the squad will be available for selection.
Maidenhead United will be looking to build on last season’s 17th place finish in the National League. Nonetheless, they started their new campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Notts County’s Meadow Lane last weekend. Ex-England international Alan Devonshire is the man responsible – he’s been in charge of the team since 2015.
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The referee will be Robert Massey-Ellis, with Daniel Robinson and Harley McKittrick as assistant referees. The fourth official is Jamie Conde.
Details of the day
A limited number of their match program will be available for purchase inside the pitch. Sales of the program are not uncommon, so to avoid disappointment they run a pre-order service which went offline on Thursday morning before the game. The game will be separated for visiting supporters, who must all enter through the Bell Street entrance to the pitch.