STUART McCall is not alone on the managerial comeback trail.

The City boss has just started his fifth spell at Valley Parade and third in the hot-seat.

The man in the opposition dug-out tonight is back in charge of Stevenage for a fourth time.

Graham Westley is approaching 500 league games at the helm of the Hertfordshire club after returning once again in December.

The 51-year-old previously took Stevenage into the Football League for the first time in 2010 and won promotion again to League One the following season.

Westley, who originally arrived at the club in 2003, last left in May 2015 after Stevenage were knocked out in the League Two play-offs.

He spent eight months at Peterborough and then had spells at Newport and Barnet, where he claimed only seven combined wins in 40 games. He was sacked from both roles.

But Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace had no doubts who to call on with their league status in peril. They are currently five points adrift.

“This is not the time for us to experiment with managers,” he said at the time of Westley’s latest appointment. “I need someone I trust and I trust Graham.”

Stevenage have not enjoyed much of a new manager bounce and they face City on the back of five straight defeats, including four in the league.

Westley rung the changes for Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Exeter and admitted: "We are fighting for our lives and we have to decide what we are going to do about it.

"We are in a precarious position, we've got everything to do and we'll be huge underdogs. All we can do is take on that underdog role and do all we can with it."

Canice Carroll, who played against City on Boxing Day for Carlisle, Dan Kemp and Patrick Reading all made their Stevenage debuts at the weekend after signing on transfer deadline day. Midfielder Kemp, on loan from West Ham, scored the goal.