Chris Day on lads stepping up and how promotion experience could be key at this time of year...
Chris Day is into his 7th year at Stevenage and his 20th as a professional. The veteran keeper is having one of his finest seasons in recent memory, keeping 11 clean sheets behind an ever-rotating defence and making crucial saves week after week.
After starting out the year as back up to Sam Beasant, he took over after an injury to Sam and has kept his place ever since.
Ahead of facing Newport on Saturday, the question was put to him whether he has known so many injuries to hit a team he has been involved in over the years.
“Probably not, but then at the same time I have never known a spell where people have come in, played out of position and done such a job for the team.
“We have probably got 10 or 11 injuries now that on paper could probably do well in this league. It is a good position to be in, in a roundabout way and bit-by-bit looking out there now you can see people getting back towards fitness. Hopefully one or two might be available at the weekend but we will see how we go and if not, whoever has filled in has done a fantastic job.”
Day knows all about building up momentum in the second half of the season and he admits that there is a good feeling around the place at the moment.
“We talked about it the other night; you just get a feel for it. You get a feel for it around the terraces as well.
“At this time of the year in football there are things to be won, there are promotions to be won and plenty of us have done it.
“Even the boys that have joined us, Charlie and Whelps have got a few promotions between themselves and hopefully that will help put the younger ones in good stead.
“The management have been there, seen it and done it too so there are good examples all the way through.”
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