Ahead of this Saturday’s home fixture against Carlisle United, manager Teddy Sheringham has highlighted the benefit of his side scoring the first goal and also shed more light on his latest two loan arrivals.
Eighth-placed Carlisle come into this game as the division’s top scorers with 19 goals in 10 games, however having also conceded 19 times in that time it’s clear there are vulnerabilities Boro can hopefully exploit at The Lamex Stadium.
Teddy told us, “It’s important to get the first one, then the second one and then third and fourth after that if we can. We know games turnaround very quickly in Division 2 football. That’s why we were on the touchline trying to get our players going even at 2-0 on Tuesday night because it wasn’t great but things turn around very, very quickly in this league and one little glimmer of hope can spark excitement in the fans and generate some passion and explode onto the players. That gives the players a lift and that could produce a goal and the whole atmosphere changes.
“So we know that we need to score the first goal but we also need to be very organised and very regimented in not letting Carlisle score as they’re a decent team, but obviously one we can beat. We have to do everything right on the pitch on the day.
Striker Jamar Loza became the latest loan arrival at The Lamex Stadium earlier today and Teddy took time to explain more about him and Spurs loanee Kenny McEvoy.
“Kenny’s come in, we’ve seen a bit of him at Tottenham Under-21s. He’s very quick, very pacy, he’s a livewire down either flank and hopefully he’ll get the ball in the box for us.
“Jamar has come in from Norwich, who we played about three weeks ago. We liked what he did on the day, we’ve seen him since, talked about him with other people and he comes highly recommended. So I’m excited about him coming in as well.”
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Kick-off tomorrow against Carlisle is 3pm and tickets are on sale at in-advance prices until 5pm in the club shop or until 23.59 tonight online at www.borotickets.co.uk.