Boro Player spoke to Graham Westley after the six-goal victory over Biggleswade Town kicked off the pre-season campaign and he described the win as a “good, disciplined performance”.
Speaking pitchside at the Carlsberg Stadium, Westley continued: “There are a lot of positives to take but a lot of work that obviously needs to be done. It’s nice to start in a winning way, nice to start off with a clean sheet and nice to start off with some good goals.”
Luke Freeman gave Boro a slim one-goal lead in the first half but after the interval Westley’s men pushed on their lower league counterparts and showed the difference in class, finding the back of the net five times in the second period.
It was a sunny Saturday in Bedfordshire, the hottest day of the year in fact, so ideal conditions to see the fitness levels in the players already. If it was a test then they would have passed as the side worked hard from start to finish.
Westley told us: “A lot of the lads went through 65-70 minutes in their first outing – we obviously had that training game in the week – but they look in decent enough nick for this stage in pre-season. Some of the passages of play were exciting to watch and some of the goals had class written all over them so there were a lot of good things in terms of our attacking display.
“Defensively the work ethic is good, if the organisation isn’t quite at the level that Stevenage fans would expect to see. But we’ll get there, it’s a slow building process in pre-season but the boys are really working very hard to take on board what’s needed.”
Next up for Boro is a Queens Park Rangers XI at the Lamex Stadium on Tuesday night – a side which Graham commented on, saying “they’d have spent a lot of money putting that squad together I’m sure! – and you can see that game for just £5 if you have a season ticket for the 2013/14 season!
simply click here!Non-season ticket holders are of course welcome to see the first game at the Lamex, which kicks off at 7:45pm, and tickets can be purchased online in advance,