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4 December 2015

Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham was in a confident mood ahead of Boro’s Second Round FA Cup tie at Yeovil after a run of five games without defeat has reinvigorated the football club.

Coming off the back of two wins in a row, Teddy says that the game represents a big opportunity to progress into the next round.

“It is a massive cup tie for us because of the potential to get a big gun in the Third Round. It is a really big deal for the football club and we want to be in the hat.

“We are feeling good about ourselves at the moment but we have to maintain that. That is a different aspect of being a manager, managing players that are confident now; five weeks ago it was building them up.

“I have got to make them realise that we have got a fantastic chance of getting through to the Third Round of the FA Cup. We have to go out and prove that and deal with everything Yeovil throw at us.”

The gaffer is wary of a reaction from the Yeovil players though after the club made a change of management during the week.

Bottom of the Football League, Yeovil parted company with Paul Sturrock whilst Darren Way has been promoted into the hot seat from the coaching team.

“A new manager tries to bring a new impetus to a club straight away and sometimes it works. We have got to be ready for that change and for that new impetus.

“We have got to quash everything that they throw at us for the first 20 minutes, half an hour and make sure we are ready for it and deal with it.

“It was a tough game down there. At 2-1 up they hit the post with a free-kick and could have gone 3-1 up, they didn’t take their chance and a matter of 6, 8 inches might have made the difference.

“We got back into the game and we could have won it after that. We had two free-kicks and two corners in the last four minutes and could have quite easily won the game.

“It is a tough fixture and we will have to be at our best again. We know all about them but it is the FA Cup and it is exciting.”

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