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31 December 2015

Teddy Sheringham says that he is eager for his side to get back to winning ways against Leyton Orient at home this Saturday after two defeats in a row over Christmas.

Stevenage headed into Boxing Day on a good run of form in the league but defeats to Crawley and Dagenham in quick succession have quickly changed that.

“It’s really disappointing when you are on a nice run; you want to keep it going. The optimism is definitely there when that is the case – when you are winning games, enjoying your football you can’t see yourself losing games so it is a big jolt to your system, to the whole group.

“We are back to square one again and we have to start another little run.”

The boss believes that too many of his players were below their best in the last two games and that for us to be a winning team; every man needs to play at a high level.

This Saturday he will looking for an improvement across the board.

“You don’t want to get used to losing. We got ourselves in a position where before the two games you would like to think that you are going to get six points but football doesn’t work like that – if you have got 5 or 6 players that are not focused and applying themselves 100%, you fall down as a team.

“You need to be performing; you need to get 7s, 8s, 9s out of 10 from every player on the pitch for your team to gel and to get results. If you don’t then you struggle and we have struggled so we have got to get back to getting 7s, 8s, 9s out of 10 from every player that is playing on Saturday.”

With the January transfer window approaching, Teddy says that he expects to be a busy man as the need to either extend loans or sign new players will be obvious with a mounting injury list.

“Most of them (our loans) end on January 10th so we have got them for two more weeks but it is a situation where we will be very busy now - either trying to extend those or getting others in because as you know, we have got a few injuries and we need a bit of cover at the moment so we will make sure we have still got an adequate squad.”

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