Boro Player spoke to manager Graham Westley after Monday’s victory over Hartlepool United and he admitted that it was good to return to the club with a win.
Speaking to the press pitch side at a windy Lamex Stadium, Westley said: “It’s nice to be back, it was a really welcoming afternoon from the fans, everybody at the club was pleased to see me back – that was the feeling I got – and the players put on a really strong performance. I thought it was gritty, it was determined and it was organised and considering that they’ve only had a couple of days to get themselves ready after the Crawley game, and to take on board a new manager, I thought they were outstanding.”
Speaking about the game itself he continued: “Hartlepool are a fighting side, they’ve had some strong results in recent times in the sense of being unbeaten, and they go to Sheffield United and win so they’ve shown what they’ve got in the locker so there are no easy games at this level. We knew that they’d come and give nothing away and we wanted to make sure that we didn’t concede too many chances and we didn’t over the 90 minutes.
“It would have been great if we could have converted more of the chances we created for ourselves but in the end we got the one and kept a clean sheet – 1-0 gets you three points.”
minute winner Westley replied: “I didn’t really have any doubt that we’d go and score - Luke Freeman could easily have made it two before the death. I didn’t really have any doubt in my players, I think they played with intent, they played to win the game and they did exactly what they set out to do.”thWhen asked whether there was a degree of relief at Max Ehmer’s 76
The manager went on to speak about the task at hand with the last four games of the season and his hopes to turn Stevenage into a difficult side to beat; to see that and more simply login to your Boro Player account now.