Stevenage will use their final game of the season at Barrow to give two more youngsters taste of the first team.

Steve Evans' men secured automatic promotion to League One in their final home game of the year - beating Grimsby Town 2-0 last Saturday.

And with Barrow confirmed as finishing in ninth, the game at Holker Street carries less importance than it could have done, a perfect background for the Boro kids.

It also means the injured players do not need to be forced sooner than is advised.

Evans said: "Three youngsters will travel with the group, one of which who will be Makise Evans, but whether they get any minutes on the pitch, we'll see.  

"What I do know is we have certain regulations that we have to fulfil under EFL guidelines. We have to have a certain amount of players on the team sheet. 

"We won't rush anyone back who's been out injured. We probably could have leaned towards having Josh March involved or maybe even Terence Vancooten at a push, but we don't have to push anyone."

The other two are expected to be goalkeeper Rylee Mitchell and forward Theo Alexandrou, the latter having spent the end of the season at Potters Bar Town, as Makise Evans had.

The rest of the squad will have their sights on finishing the season with a flourish, and claiming the runners-up spot to Leyton Orient, something the boss believes will be thoroughly deserved.

Evans said: "We'll go there and we'll try and be competitive and win a game that as far as we're concerned, will see the season finish on the pitch. 

"We just have to try to win a match which, if we do, we finish second in the table."

"I think we are the second best team over the season but the table won’t lie.

"And we have a number of supporters making the journey up there that will spend hard-earned money to get there so the least we want to do is be competitive for them, like we've been in every game this season.  

"We always knew it was Barrow way on the last day and I thought we'd be going there still having to get points to be promoted or because we were still fighting for promotion."

And he will take a squad to Cumbria still on a high from their success one week earlier.

"They deserve it for every minute since they came together last summer," said the boss. "They're the heroes of this promotion, no one else. They're the lads that have gone out and delivered it. 

"They were 66-1 to get automatic promotion and the warmest favourites in modern times for relegation. 

"They’ve proven them all wrong, all the pundits and the know-alls and credit to them, they've been incredible. 

"I really hope they've enjoyed the week. 

"The boys always had a plan that if we won promotion at the Lamex, they were going out within the town. 

"And it was brilliant. I'm still seeing some of the footage and videos for the first time and I’ll be having a word with one or two of them this morning. 

"No, it's fantastic and for the supporters who live and breathe the football club. They’ve been through some dark times in the last five or six seasons."