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12 December 2013

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game at Port Vale, manager Graham Westley played down the relevance of facing one of the league’s in-form teams.

He told us, “Form is temporary, they say that. Come Saturday night the only form that matters is the form we show on the day. It’s the beauty of football. You can always get yourselves together and go and win the next game.

“It’s not going to be an easy afternoon. No League 1 afternoon is. Every win you have to go and earn. We went to Peterborough and had to play very, very well to bring the three points home.

“Port Vale are in a decent run of form. They’ve got players there who’ve played for me before. Jennison’s played for me before, Robbo (Chris Robertson) played for me at Preston. Players that I know well.

“I know Mickey, he’s an experienced manager and he’s done a very good job there. He’ll put together – as every manager at this level will – an organised team. A team with a game plan to win. We’ll go there with strong organisation and a game plan to win ourselves and on the afternoon the best team will win.

“They’ve got home advantage which could benefit them. It’s a big pitch, Port Vale. It’s a place I’ve had a lot of joy. We’ve been there and got a decent FA Cup result ourselves and I’ve had a couple of really good wins there. I’m looking forward to going back there. If we get it right on the afternoon we can bring the points home.”

To listen to the full interview, in which the gaffer speaks about the JPT defeat at Swindon, the consistency of his team, the return of Ben Chorley and a brief look ahead at the Christmas period, login to your Boro Player accounts now.

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