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7 September 2015

Dean Parrett says the attitude of his teammates on Saturday was the main reason for victory as Stevenage recorded a 2-1 win against Plymouth.

Both of Boro’s goals came from pressing high up the pitch and Parrett says their work in training is beginning to pay off.

“The first 30 minutes we were brilliant I thought; the way we pressed, our intensity, the way we held the ball up, the way we turned them round when we needed to, the way we made space for the midfielders to play.

“We got the goal early from our endeavour – strong tackles and Connor overlapping from left-back, that is what you want to see.

“We have been working really hard on the training ground for the past few weeks and I think it is starting to show on the pitch now.”

Plymouth scored early in the second half to make for a nervy finish but Parrett says he and his teammates never lost faith.

“The desire from the lads was brilliant. Even at 2-1 it didn’t really look like we were going to concede again. Everyone had faith in each other to work hard, not leave any gaps and I don’t think they had many chances after. We worked really hard today and I think we got the reward.”

After missing the last two games through injury, Parrett was back in the team and back to his best.

“I have got to be honest I was knackered at one point but it is brilliant to get back out there and get a win under the belt. Look, they are a good team as well they are up there for a reason and they have got some good players, we had to fight hard for the points and we are buzzing.

“You could see that the boys wanted to win today, no-one left anything out there today.”

Dean Parrett and the rest of the lads are next in action this Saturday at home to York. Click here to get your tickets.

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