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3 March 2014

The gaffer reflects on getting off the bottom of the table and Crawley tomorrow night...

On Monday afternoon the training ground was a-buzz with optimism and good spirits after two wins on the bounce that have lifted Boro off the bottom of the league. A win against Crawley on Tuesday evening would lift Stevenage another place, and within reaching distance of escaping the bottom four.

The gaffer reflected on how the picture was much bleaker only a week ago.

 “We responded as we had to, it was essential. We were nine points away from safety not so long ago and it was important that we did our best to correct that as soon as possible. Having got off to the bottom at the weekend and with the Shrewsbury result yesterday we can jump another place tomorrow night so we need to keep taking the steps that are there to be taken and it’s another big step we can take tomorrow.”

Graham Westley was very complimentary when speaking about Crawley boss, John Gregory.

“They’ve got an exceptional manager, a guy who’s operated at the very top level. I played with John at QPR as a young apprentice and he was a fantastic person to learn from, he was a very intelligent football and he’s a very intelligent manager. He had Aston Villa at the top of the Premier League not so long ago. It’s amazing how you can fall from grace and its credit to him I think that he’s been prepared to take a job at the level he’s taken, in order to try and work himself back to up where he probably wants to be.”

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