Stevenage captain, Ronnie Henry believes he and his teammates have set the bar for future performances this season after Boro’s 3-0 win against Gillingham at the weekend.
He now hopes that the team can use the FA Cup victory as something to build on in the league.
“It was a good performance all round really against a good Gillingham side. I know that they weren’t at their best on the day but I think that was a lot to do with us.
“We know how important a run in the FA Cup is for the club and we are looking forward to the next round against Yeovil. It is a very winnable tie from our point of view but we have got a lot of work to do between now and then.
“Everybody saw a big improvement from us and I know it is a cliché but we need to start the season from Saturday really and kick-on now.
“As long as we can keep the standard we set at the weekend and show some consistency, we will be moving up the table for sure.
“We need to be hard on each other though which I think we were ahead of the game. We had a good meeting during the week and spoke to each other about a few things and we got it out of each other.
“I think it showed that if we work harder than the opposition, run harder than the opposition and battle for each other, we can play our football off the back of that.”
Coming up at the weekend is a trip to Yeovil – a team that is also struggling for form in the league.
Ronnie says that he is confident of getting a good result and that there is enough of the season left to turn ours around.
“It is a very big game on Saturday, they will be desperate to win as are we. We will go there to play our football but we will have to win the battle first and it won’t be easy.
“I know they got a good result last night in the JPT but I am confident. We will have a good couple of days training now and as long as we work hard for each other and back each other up on the pitch, we should get the three points we need to start moving in the right direction.
“There are a lot of points to be won and this Christmas period is important for any club that wants to go anywhere. I am not even looking at the play-offs or promotion or anything at the moment, just to try and build our way up the table as far as we can.
“If you can go on any kind of run in this league, you have got a chance but we need to be getting wins sooner rather than later.”