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1 August 2015

Speaking after the 2-0 defeat to Spurs XI, manager Teddy Sheringham says that he saw good signs from the players today, particularly in the second half when Boro had their best 45 minutes at home this pre-season...

“We had our chances in the second half and they ended up winning the game but it is not about the results at this stage, it is about getting the team’s togetherness and unity right and I felt that we showed good signs at times today.

“We definitely had a different tempo to our game in the second half.”

Four trialists took to the pitch in the second half and Teddy says that they all contributed well to the game.

“All four of them showed positive signs, I am having to go back in and speak to all four of them in a minute.”

In injury news, the gaffer revealed that Tom Pett pulled up in warm-ups but there is good news ahead with players getting close to making a return.

“We have had a funny one with Tom Pett, he has got a little bit of a hamstring problem. He trained yesterday, did the warm-up today and had to pull out which is a big shame because I like him as a player.

“Ronnie has had a good response from his calves, Whelpdale is coming on but slowly so it is not all doom and gloom, there are positive signs for us for the first time in pre-season.”

Next Saturday is when the real stuff begins as Stevenage host Notts County in the season opener and Teddy can’t wait to get stuck into the league campaign.

“That is when the pressure comes on and I am looking forward to it, I hope my players are too.”

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