"I said to them beforehand that we weren’t perhaps going to be as organised as we’d expect a Stevenage side to be and I gave them some basics themes in attack and defence to be thinking about. The key priority in possession of the ball is to keep the ball moving, to keep purpose to our play and we did that. We went forward relentlessly which was good."
He added, "Out of possession we worked very hard. I set them a target of making sure they covered more ground than their opponent and I think if you look at the Stevenage players we probably covered more ground than then opposition. It was a pleasing overall display and everybody played their part in it."
Turning his attention to last night's 2-2 draw against a Manchester United XI, Graham confirmed he was disappointed with the team's performance on the night.
"In the first half we got on top of the game for long periods and we allowed our superior experience to fall into the trap of taking the extra touch and trying to show just how good we were, as they dropped and gave us time and space. We weren’t clinical enough at all and we paid the price, going 2-0 down at half time.
"That was where the pleasing moment came in that we had a test of character on our hands. We were up against a club that’s used to winning and knows how to win and we went up against that and got ourselves back in the game. We deservedy won the second half and could easily have gone on to win the game.
"So it was pleasing to show character, nice to see the response and two really good quality goals - that off the back of the disappointment of the first half performance where we let ourselves down."