Speaking to the press after Tuesday night’s victory over Brentford at the Lamex Stadium, manager Gary Smith spoke of the positives that Sam Hoskins offers his side.
The on-loan striker put in an energetic performance in attack and linked up particularly well with winger Luke Freeman on the evening as Stevenage defeated Brentford.
And speaking after the game, Smith was delighted with his contributions, saying, “He is such an infectious lad, he really is and he has been absolutely terrific since he has been here.”
Hoskins had made nine appearances for Stevenage, netting his only goal in our victory over Notts County in February, and Smith revealed that he feels the 20 year old can only get better.
“He is a young player and anybody that has been following us around has probably seen one or two performances where you go ‘I really like that’, and it looks really bright, and of course there are those occasions where you can see why he is still learning his trade.”
Smith continued, “He has been brought here because he offers so much energy and that change of pace he’s got to try and get beyond people and for a forward his tenacity really breaths a bit of life into everyone else.
“There is no better example then when we just scored, and they were taking their kick off, and the next thing you know he is rattling around trying to win the next tackle – it brings others along with him and he was one of many good showings tonight.”