Ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Carlisle, Dean Parrett has told us the squad are focused on putting in a proper performance.
Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Mansfield was an obvious disappointment but Dean says it’s all about learning lessons and improving.
“When you have a performance like that you sit down and talk about it but it’s not something we’ve dwelled on. We’re focused on the next game and putting in a proper performance.
“You have those games over a season when you don’t have any luck, where things don’t go for you and you’re not playing with as much confidence, but we just need to learn from it and make sure come tomorrow we put in a good game.”
Dean’s own involvement this season has been disrupted through injury but the midfielder hopes to be involved in tomorrow’s squad, telling us, “I’m getting there. I had a Grade 1 tear of my quad and came back a little bit too early last time (against Barnet) but hopefully I’ll be ok this time. I don’t want to be coming in and out of the squad and I want to be playing games.
“It’s been frustrating for me so far as I wanted to build on how I finished last season. The first few games for me were getting back into competitive match fitness and then I got the injury. I did well against Plymouth but then got injured again in training so it’s been a bit stop-start. I’m just looking forward to getting back in the squad. Last year I had a goal of getting to 30 games and I beat that and a target of five goals or more and I’d like to double that this year.
“We’ve seen a big change around this summer in players, just like last year and it took us until Christmas to really get going. It’ll take time for players to gel but be patient and we’ll come good.”
Opponents Carlisle come into this game in decent form but Dean says he prefers to concentrate on his own side’s strengths.
“I’m a massive believer of making sure that we turn up and perform. I think we’ve got good enough players in the dressing room that if we all turn up and win our individual battles against our direct opponents, we'll win the game."
Tickets for Stevenage v Carlisle are available at in-advance prices until 5pm in the club shop or online at www.borotickets.co.uk until 23.59. After that time tickets will be available at match day prices, ranging from £5-£18 in the terraces and £8-£22 in the seats.