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19 August 2015

Teddy Sheringham's reaction to the defeat in East London...

Stevenage fell to a 3-0 defeat at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night after three late goals from the home side put Boro to the sword.

With both teams locked for 74 minutes, Boro had plenty of “what if” moments including twice hitting the woodwork before Orient’s strong finish.

A frustrated Teddy Sheringham says the team need to improve their performances across the full 90 minutes.

“It’s getting a bit of a habit isn’t it?

“It is not about doing stuff for 45, 50, 55 minutes. It is not about doing that. It is about 90 minute games, you have got to be clued in.

“We have just had a chat in there; it is tough to win football matches. You have got to be very professional, very resilient; you have got to be switched on for 90 minutes, you can’t do it for 55 and think you will get away with stuff.

“It is not good enough.”

Despite having plenty of chances at 0-0, Teddy refused to bemoan the teams luck and says you have to make the most of your superiority when you have it.

“We have had chances to get ourselves in front, that is the disappointing thing. You have got to take your chances but you have to be resilient all over the pitch.

“It is not just about getting half-chances and expecting to take them. When you are in good positions you have got to dominate teams, we were in good positions a lot of the time today.”

After three away games in a row, Hartlepool come to the Lamex on Saturday afternoon and the gaffer told us what needs to happen between now and then.

“We need to get accustomed to what it takes to win football matches and get ruthless with each other. Perhaps no more of the 'Mr Nice Guy', some home truths and to sort a few things out.”

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