League One season preview: Stevenage

Stevenage key man: Mark Roberts Photo: PA

Manager: Gary Smith

Position last season: 6th

Nickname: Boro

Ground: Broadhall Way

Capacity: 6,546

Players in: Anthony Furlonge (Southend, free), Greg Tansey (Inverness, free), James Dunne (Exeter, free), Steven Arnold (Wycombe, free), Anthony Grant (Southend, free), David Gray (Preston, free), Bondz N'Gala (Yeovil, free), Lee Hills (Crystal Palace, free), Lucas Akins (Tranmere, undisclosed)

Players out: Scott Laird and John Mousinho (Preston, free), Stacy Long (AFC Wimbledon, free), Darren Murphy (Port Vale, free), Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale, free) Ronnie Henry (Luton Town, free), Michael Bostwick (Peterborough, undisclosed), Darren Murphy (Port Vale, free), Peter Winn (Macclesfield, free), Alan Julian (Newport County, free), Ben May, Phil Edwards (both released), Craig Reid (Aldershot, undisclosed)

Key man: Mark Roberts - The captain will be desperate to get the club into the play-offs again and will command the defence with his strong leadership.

Chances: Losing Bostwick was a blow and manager Smith needs his new signings to make their mark quickly if they are to challenge for the play-offs again.