League Two outfit Stevenage provide Boreham Wood’s final home pre-season friendly opponents on Tuesday (kick-off 7.30pm) as Luke Garrard prepares to start his first full season in charge at Meadow Park.

Wood have been strong at home in pre-season, claiming wins against Brentford, a young Arsenal XI and Luton Town as they prepare for their second season in the National League following a miraculous final day survival act in April.

Stevenage, on the other hand, are regrouping after a disappointing 2015/16 campaign in which they finished 18th in League Two.

The season started with much fanfare after the appointment of former Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Teddy Sheringham as the club’s new manager, replacing Graham Westley.

But the former striker was sacked on February 1 with Boro languishing in 19th following a run of three points from eight games.

Darren Sarll is the man who replaced Sheringham. The 33-year-old lost six of his first nine games before ex-West Ham United boss Glenn Roeder was appointed to help out the rookie manager.

A record of five wins and five draws from 17 league matches was enough to earn the former Hemel Hempstead Town and St Albans City midfielder the job on a full-time basis.

Pre-season has seen Sarll’s side defeat Ian Allinson’s St Albans City 3-2, crush Bishop’s Stortford 6-0 and, most impressively, sneak past Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 courtesy of new-boy Rowan Liburd’s strike. Boro suffered their only defeat 2-0 to Premier League Watford.

It has been a busy summer at the Lamex Stadium with eight arrivals and 11 departures as Sarll begins to shape the squad in his own image.

The most high-profile arrival is undoubtedly former Watford and Reading winger Jobi McAnuff who made the switch from Leyton Orient.

The Jamaican international, who played at the Copa America against Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín and Angel Di Maria last summer, was captain of the Royals in the Premier League just three years ago and brings an abundance of quality and experience to Hertfordshire.

Another coup was the capture of Preston North End goalkeeper Jamie Jones. The Liverpudlian is also a former Orient player and left in 2014 after losing the League One Play-Off Final with the O’s.

His move to Deepdale didn’t work out and Jones made just 17 league starts – while also taking in four loan spells – before his contract expired this summer. He ended last term on loan at the Lamex Stadium.

Stevenage have two players in their ranks who will be familiar to Wood fans. Centre-back Luke Wilkinson made 51 appearances in all competitions during two loan spells from Dagenham & Redbridge between 2010 and 2012.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old defender Ryan Johnson had one outing as a substitute while on loan from Boro during the 2014/15 campaign.