After Saturday’s late 2-1 win at Crawley Town, manager Steve Evans looks ahead to Boro’s return to The Lamex Stadium on Tuesday evening…
“Every point in League Two has to be earned, nothing is easy”, said the boss. “Crawley have got a talented squad so we knew it would be tough in advance. We have a very talented group of lads and the desire each of them to play and win is fantastic. I am so proud of them”.
Saturday’s victory took Boro four points clear of the play-offs and sitting pretty in the automatic promotion places, but the manager isn’t getting carried away.
“It is interesting when you compare the league at a similar stage last season. Barrow and Harrogate were up at the top end early last campaign before they both finished lower down the table so there can be no room for complacency. No team can or should think about anything over than trying to get three points in the next game”.
“I have huge respect for Sutton United as a club, the manager and the players they have. They are a team who can and do beat the best teams regularly, so we need to be focused on everything we do”.
The strength of the squad when making multiple changes has been key to Stevenage’s positive start this season and was clear again on Saturday when five substitutions had been made before finding the winning goal.
“The boys are full of confidence. Competition for a place in the team is fierce, and whilst everyone is fit that is also the case with the substitutes. Playing at home is always beneficial and our supporters are more than playing a big part”.
“The lads get told every week that three points now is the same as three points towards the latter stages of the season, but perhaps it just feels more. In all honesty, we can only focus on Sutton United tomorrow and take it one game at a time”.
Tickets for tomorrow’s game are available online at www.borotickets.co.uk, from the Club Shop today between 10am – 5pm, and from the North Stand Ticket Office from 5pm tomorrow.
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