Teddy Sheringham is determined to keep relegation zone occupiers, Yeovil Town at bay this weekend by getting a positive result down at Huish Park.
Stevenage also drew Yeovil away in the FA Cup Second Round but the gaffer says that the league points are of utmost importance to him.
“Amazing isn’t it how it comes out the hat like that? We play them this week in the league and then a couple of weeks later we have got to go back down there again.
“We will certainly find out what we have got to compete with in the FA Cup but this is the one that is bigger for me – we need points.”
Yeovil are currently five points below Boro in the table after a difficult start to the season but have have shown signs of a revival in recent weeks.
The number one priority for Teddy on Saturday is to keep Yeovil at arm's-length whilst still going for the win.
“Struggling but I have seen them recently and they have definitely picked up. They won their FA Cup under problematic circumstances and beat Gillingham in the JPT on Tuesday night so they have got a new bit of vigour about them.
“I think they have looked very positive recently so it is a fixture we need to set about in the right tone or we won’t get anything out of the game.
“It is (a six pointer). We don’t want them getting anywhere near us, that is the first thing. That was my first message to them at the start of the week and I’ll be banging that into them that we don’t want them getting any closer.
“At the same time we are going to try and win the game, it is no different to any other fixture that we have had but we have to be very cautious."