Teddy Sheringham says the reason for Boro’s upturn in form is mainly down to better defending as the team looked to eliminate certain bad habits they spotted in retrospect.
Stevenage head to Northampton on Saturday on the back of three improved results and performances.
“From our point of view it is the hard work. It is the discipline of defending properly, little things that we saw in our makeup wasn’t good enough and we tried to eradicate it. I think if you do things properly, you sometimes get the rub of the green."
Tuesday’s point at Portsmouth didn’t look like coming until an injury time goal from Brett Williams levelled things up and the gaffer says that even if the goal hadn’t come, he would have still been proud of the players.
“I actually said to the boys, if we lost that game 1-0 I would have been still pleased with them. There would have been no shouting or hollering from me. I was delighted with the application of everybody, the understanding of what we wanted to do and how we played the game against a very good footballing team.”
Tomorrow’s opponents have brushed their off the field issues aside and are currently 5th in the table after a great start to the season. Teddy says that the game marks the end of a big, tough week for the side.
“I said at the start of the week after Exeter when we got a result down there that it was going to be a tough week. We are going into the third game of that.
“They have all got their big plus points, these clubs. Northampton will be causing us problems again tomorrow in a different way to the first two so we need to make sure we are ready for what they are going to throw at us.
“I have seen them a couple of times now, I saw them at Milwall three, four weeks ago and they played Millwall off the park in the first half. I was very impressed by them and I will be letting my players know what to expect from them.”
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