Teddy Sheringham says Stevenage were well worthy of the three points as Boro posted their first away win of the season with a 2-1 win at Bristol Rovers.
Goals from Steven Schumacher and Chris Whelpdale were the difference for Stevenage and Teddy was delighted to get a win on the road.
“It has been a long time coming, but it is very pleasing now it is here.
“I felt we started the game very well, got on the front-foot again and deserved to be in front. Maybe we could have been even more in front after 20 minutes, I felt we started really well in that period.
“Then they took over and put us under a lot of pressure for 25 minutes at the end of the first half. We gathered our composure and felt we did well in the second half and it was another cracking goal from Whelps.
“I felt that we deserved the three points.”
Striker, Jamille Matt made his first start for the club with Armand Gnanduillet dropping to the bench and his partnership with Tom Pett impressed the boss.
“Gnanduillet has come in and given us a presence up there but he has played a lot of games since he has come in which he hasn’t been used to.
“So we changed it, put Jamille up there and I thought he was excellent with a large helping hand from little Petty.
“I thought he was fantastic as well and when your front two get hold of the ball you have got a chance of doing well in football matches and that’s exactly what they did today.”
There was one sour note to end the night on though – Steven Schumacher left the game on a stretcher and early indications point to a serious knee injury for one of Boro’s key men.
“Big blow for us. I thought he was very good again tonight; he is captain material for us. The last six weeks he has shown how good a player he is and what stature he has on the football pitch.
“He will be a massive miss for us; he has been really coming into his own recently, scoring goals as well, valuable goals.”
Everyone at the club wishes Steven all the best and will update you when we can.
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