Stevenage captain Scott Cuthbert says that he and his teammates are united in their determination to stay the course and remain positive as Boro prepare to take on Bolton Wanders this Saturday…
Wins have been hard to come by recently but Cuthbert believes that better things are on the horizon.
“We are looking forward to it and we are positive. In terms of our performances in the last five games, they have been good. All we have lacked is that killer edge.
“The lads are positive and working hard. Every day we come in here and the gaffer and Mark demand the highest from us. We just have to keep on going, keep on pushing and the goals and wins will come.”
When asked what has been missing from turning draws into wins and chances into goals, Cuthbert believes it is just a temporary lack of confidence in the crucial areas.
“Just a little bit of belief. When you have a few games where you don’t score, you lose that little bit of confidence but there is no reason for it. If you sit there and watched training today and see the amount of goals going in from people like Remi, Newts and Inih, we have got the goals in our team it is up to us to get the ball to them and keep providing and we will get goals and we will get wins.”
Bolton Wanderers visit The Lamex Stadium for the first time ever on Saturday and despite their steeped history, Cuthbert says that it won’t make a difference come kick-off.
“I know for myself they are a team I have never faced before because they have always been in the divisions higher and we know how big a team and how well supported they are but that means nothing.
“They are in our league and they are a team in-front of us and we back ourselves at home to put on a real strong performance and get a good result.”
One positive from the team’s recent form is the defensive record, with only a handful of teams in the division having conceded fewer goals.
“It is always nice as a defender to get the clean sheets but it is quite easy to muddle it up and start praising the defence for the clean sheets and having a go at the strikers for not scoring, but it is a collective effort. I know it’s a cliché, but it is. The amount of work that the midfield and strikers do to keep the clean sheets and on the flip side, the amount of work that we need to put in to help them score (goes unnoticed).
“Things are going a lot better than the result suggest it is just important that we keep on believing in what we are doing, we stay positive and the results are going to turn.”