Boro Player spoke to Assistant Manager Mark Newson on Monday, ahead of the trip to Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night, and he was optimistic about the side’s improvement in performance against Shrewsbury Town and sensed a win may not be far away.
Speaking exclusively to Boro Player, Newson said “Thinking about Saturday’s game at Shrewsbury, I think the first 25 minutes was the best that we have played for a long time; there were some really promising signs. Obviously, the result didn’t go how we wanted, but there were some promising signs – unfortunately there were some mistakes for the goals but I don’t think we’re far away from our next win.”
Games are coming thick and fast for Stevenage and it leaves little time to lick the wounds before going into battle again, tonight Boro take on Scunthorpe at Glanford Park, but Newson sees the positives in the congested fixture list.
“That’s the good thing about the way the league is at the moment and the cancellation of fixtures, because we are playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday. When we’ve got a disappointing result on the weekend we have a game three days later which is brilliant, we can get it out of our system and focus on the forthcoming game.”
He continued “I was saying to Gary today, we are doing exactly the same things that we were doing when we were second in the table – we work hard, the players are working their socks off, things just aren’t falling for us. I read over the weekend that Karl Robinson is having the same thing with MK [Dons], where they haven’t won a league game since New Years’ Day, they say they’re not getting the rub of the green at that happens. Teams go through spells like that, we’re going through one at the moment, but like I said I don’t think we’re far away from our next win. Just a little bit of the rub of the green, the ball to fall for us, and we will hopefully go on a little run.”
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