Stevenage centre-half, Dean Wells says that he and his teammates knew they had to start "stepping up the mark” after poor results early in the season left Boro in a tough spot by the end of October.
Although far from out of the woods yet, Boro have put together a five game unbeaten run in the league including three wins to not only move clear of the relegation zone, but to also close the gap on the rest of the league.
“It has turned around a little bit, obviously we are disappointed with the other week’s loss to Yeovil but we reacted well on Saturday and got the win. It would have been nice to progress in the Cup but now we have focus fully on the league and get climbing up the table.”
Wells says that our heaviest defeat of the season, the 5-1 loss to Oxford forced the team to look in the mirror and begin proving its worth.
“We have learned a lot of lessons. After that game I think we all looked at ourselves as players and people as we weren’t performing like we are capable of.
“I think it shows the type of men we have in the dressing room the way that we have bounced back.
“As a team, we let a lot of people down and we knew that so we had to change and start stepping up the mark.
“We are not the finished article by any means and have to take each game as it comes but we are improving and going in the right direction.”
With a busy schedule upcoming, Wells knows a good Christmas period could be huge for the club.
“We are still only 18th and the league title doesn’t lie but it is tight and Christmas is a big period. We have four games coming up quickly and if we get a good points total, we'll be in a good position.
“Even the new boys know we came strong around Christmas last season and we will be looking to do the same again. Even before my time, Stevenage have a tradition of getting stronger as the season goes on and we feel we can do the same.”
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