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31 March 2015

The gaffer on the 1-1 draw against the league leaders...

GW says that a draw was a fair result after a game in which Boro dominated the first half and Burton were on top in the second. 

He particularly praised the players commitment to the cause during a difficult second half, in terrible conditions.

“We got off to a very good start in the first half - we took our game to them, we knew where we would try to exploit them and I thought our threats going forward were very strong.

“Could, probably should have had more than just the goal going into the 44th minute and it was a sloppy goal to concede, a disappointing one to concede.

“After the break they came out and we had to weather a storm, we had to dig deep, we had to organise and show resilience. We had to run very, very hard on a difficult surface and I think the boys showed a terrific amount of commitment to bring the point home in the end.

“I thought a draw was a fair result.”

Stevenage are now five games unbeaten away from home and the gaffer knows it is a good sign of progress from the team.

“You have to keep grinding your points out to improve your position. We had a solid draw at Cambridge where we conceded a late goal; we had a solid draw at Wycombe, a solid draw at Exeter. I think in all of those games no-one could have complained if we won the points.

“The best sides always talk about not getting beaten on their travels, trying to win but not getting beaten – we are doing that at the moment so that is positive.”

Next up is Tranmere at home and GW says both teams will be desperate for the points, for different reasons.

“We will concentrate on the Good Friday game – it is a home fixture, (against) a team scrapping for its life and we are a team scrapping for its life. 

"If we want better lives for ourselves, if we want to be doing more with our football next season it is all about what we do now so two clubs who are fighting for the lives going head to head.”

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Join us on Good Friday for the big game against Tranmere where we are holding our first ever Retro Day! More details here.


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