Stevenage boss Steve Evans says that some first-team players had been pencilled in to play at Potters Bar Town in the Herts Senior Cup - but the Barnsley postponement has scotched those plans.

Boro travel to the Lantern Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday) for a 7.45pm clash with the hometown Scholars.

And while recent years have seen Stevenage generally use their academy squad, the League One gaffer had considered there were good reasons to send "two or three" senior players to the Isthmian League Premier Division side.

Speaking on Friday, before the League One match at the Lamex was postponed due to a frozen pitch, Evans had said: "Depending on what happens with Barnsley, we might send two or three senior players with the young group, just to give them a bit more maturity and experience.

"We’d do that for two reasons – one is for us and that is that two or three might need a game. It won’t be eight or nine but two or three might need a little bit of football. 

"And more importantly, it's a little thank you to Potters Bar.  

"They’ve been brilliant, taking some of our young players and helping to develop them.  

"The feedback back to the club is there seems to be a fantastic relationship between our academy and Potters Bar, a working relationship that works for both.  

"So we will maybe add two or three to the group but that depends on what happens [against Barnsley]. 

"But that will purely depend on if the game wasn't taking place [against Barnsley. If it is off], no senior players could travel because we'd play a game within the group [today].

"But [the Senior Cup] is a competition that if you're a youth team player at this football club, I know you are looking forward to it. 

"And the first team staff will be there and watching and that’s when you want your players to stick out."