Boro Player spoke to Gary Smith after Tuesday night’s victory over Yeovil Town as Huish Park and he was delighted to get back to winning ways after two defeats.
An early goal from Filipe Morais, his second in as many games, was cancelled out by a Glovers equaliser and for the remainder of the first half Smith admitted that his side looked shaken.
“We have been after a fast start for a good while and when we got on the sheet inside three minutes everyone looked buoyant and confident, we played two up front for the first period of that first half and it paid dividends but when you concede so quickly it starts to put a few doubts in people’s minds again and the momentum shifts. For the remainder of the period we looked a little bit unsure of ourselves and Yeovil took advantage of that with some good possession.”
There was significant improvement after the half time break and the manger identified the mental approach as something that was just as important, saying “The attitude was the main thrust of everything that happened. Our guys are so capable; we all know what they’re capable of. The players are confident with each other it’s just expressing that on the field.”
Next up for Stevenage is Preston North End at home and Smith said that, like many other teams, he will have to assess fitness and injuries after a competitive few weeks.
“It looks like Anthony [Grant] might have twisted his knee and we’ll get a little bit more news on that tomorrow. Greg Tansey’s hamstring is very tight but every team is going to get that.”
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