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Cuthbert: "In with a chance"

23 April 2019

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Scott Cuthbert admitted that ‘frustration’ was his overriding feeling following Stevenage’s Easter Monday 1-1 draw with Exeter City...

A win would have propelled Boro into the Play-Off places but instead, sit two points outside of Monday’s opponents with two games to go.

“We have been in fantastic form the last three games, we have got ourselves right in the Play-Off mix. We knew this would be a massive game and I thought the atmosphere was different class here. We never really got going to be honest, we never really got the ball down on the ground and got passing.

“We got our goal, and we gifted them a bit of a sloppy goal. It was a bit of a nothing second half. It is a point, it is a positive point. We are still two off it and we have a tough game at Mansfield that we need to rest for before going to try and win. You never know - we are still in with a chance, which is good.”

From a few weeks ago when Stevenage’s season looked like fizzling out, to being in with a chance of making the Play-Offs with two games to go, Cuthbert says that it’s a credit to the group and their turnaround in form that they are still fighting for more.

“We got beat by Notts County here, quite convincingly 3-0 and everyone was disappointed. There was a lot of home truths being spoke that week. We got back to basics to try and find form and kick on and finish the season strongly. We have done that.

“We went up to Grimsby and won 2-0, beat Carlisle here at home 3-0, got a great result on Friday against Port Vale, so there are a lot of positives. Ideally, we would have liked a win, but it is a good draw. It keeps us in the mix, and if we can go to Mansfield and get a good result then it is all to play for in the last game."

Finally, Cuthbert was substituted early in the second half on Monday through injury but hopes to be back in time for Saturday’s game.

“We need to wait and see how it is, I will be in tomorrow to assess it. I have been carrying a little niggle in my hamstring for a couple of weeks now. The quick turnaround in games was not an ideal weekend to feel my hamstring on Friday. I thought I had recovered quick enough to finish the match, but I am hoping to get in with the physio and the medical team and get myself right for the weekend.”

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