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3 January 2016

Charlie Lee admitted that Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient felt more like a defeat after Boro came back from behind to be leading late in the game, only to concede an equaliser in injury time.

Speaking after the game, Lee says that he felt the team deserved to win.

“We felt like we had them in a good place, under pressure and we did everything right – we ran them into the ground, we got our two goals but it is always hard in the last ten minutes when you have got a lead.

“We had good pressure on them, we pinned them in, made it really hard for them and we are just really gutted, really.

“It feels like a bitter loss to be honest but there was a lot more improvement from the last couple of games today.

“We ran hard, we won second balls. I even thought we played some really nice football in tough conditions and deserved to go 2-1 up. I felt that we deserved the win and we are really gutted to let in that late goal.”

The game turned upon the arrival of Ben Kennedy and Armand Gnanduillet from the subs bench, the latter scoring both goals and Lee says that having that fire-power come off the bench was just what the team needed.

“It is always good when you are battling hard and you feel a bit unlucky, everyone is working hard and there just wasn’t that spark. To have the two players come off the bench and create that little bit of spark that was maybe missing (was really good)."

It is two away trips next up for Stevenage at Mansfield and Plymouth and Lee says that the team should take confidence from Saturday’s performance.

“Obviously we got a lot of improvement today and we have got to build from that. We had some real good work in the training days prior to this game and we will work hard. I guarantee you the boys will be in working hard again to keep improving - there were a lot more positives to take out of today and a lot more to build on.

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