Stevenage manager Graham Westley took time out from training today to speak to the press and Boro Player ahead of Saturday’s game against Coventry City whilst also praising the 'exceptional' Boro fans.
On the Sky Blues, the gaffer told us, “They’re a very good side. I’ve seen them twice this season and although they’ve lost their last two games they have got some talented players. And their results don’t lie, they’ve done very well. I’m under no illusions of the size of that task.
"On its day this team has already shown that it can pick up points against teams in the top six who are flying high. We know we can do that. We really are going to keep getting better, there’s no question about that. It’s in my make up to make sure my sides get better, get stronger, to evolve, to improve and we’re more than capable of winning the game at the weekend.”
Saturday's fixture will be the first time that Westley has faced Coventry boss Steven Pressley and Boro's boss was quick to praise the Scot: “He’s a young manager, an experienced player and he’s done, it has to be said a very good job. It can’t be easy to face the difficult circumstances of playing away in Northampton and they’ve pulled together some decent performances and put in some decent results. We certainly can’t underestimate the challenge they’ll bring us, their results speak for themselves and the league position lies for deduction purposes. The three points at the weekend are there for us and we’ll have to play very well to get them.”
With three home games in quick succession, GW also reserved praise for the Boro faithful. “Our fans have always been very good," he said. "I think they’ve been exceptional since I’ve been back at the club. They’ve given me a massive honeymoon period and shown a great intelligence, which is what Stevenage fans are all about. They understand the game, they know the process and they’re not getting themselves hung up on the short term. They know that change of the magnitude that was needed was not going to come easy.
“We’re doing the right things, pushing the right buttons, bit by bit, step by step, day by day, player by player - we’re trying to take things in the right direction and we will.”
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