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Deadline Day discussion with Steve Evans

1 February 2023

Jim Steele
Club News

Deadline Day discussion with Steve Evans

1 February 2023

We caught up with Manager Steve Evans earlier today after a long transfer deadline day that secured the signatures of Josh Reid & Jökull Andrésson…

The Gaffer also spoke of the support from Chairman Phil Wallace, his board of Directors and Director of Football Leon Hunter.

“Following the news that Taye Ashby-Hammond will be missing for several weeks - not months - through a non-contact injury in training yesterday morning, we had to move quickly to sign a goalkeeper to add vital competition to Aaron Chapman.

“As is my job, assisted by Ian Pledger, we always had Jökull Andrésson at the top of our list in the event we had to go into the market for a goalkeeper.

“Jökull played on an emergency loan basis on Saturday for Exeter City and earned a clean sheet away at MK Dons in a two-nil victory - our supporters will like him.

“I spoke with Paul Ince several times yesterday afternoon and he helped ensure the lad joined us in preference to others. Thanks, Incy!


“Jökull and Aaron will for the time go head-to-head for a starting shirt, let that battle begin.

“Taye has been brilliant for us, and he will be back in no time - he understands we had to ensure we had completeness in our squad. We have again done some good work quickly and we now prepare ourselves for the twenty battles we have ahead of us in League Two.


“I cannot talk about the January transfer window without acknowledging the support of Chairman Phil Wallace, the Board and Director of Football Leon Hunter.

“We have worked closely as a collective and always with the same objective of improving competition for a place in our team.

“Every player added to our squad in January has been done so with careful and solid analysis. My staff, Paul Raynor, Alex Revell and Ian Pledger have all stood up and played a part, my thanks to each of those guys.


“My final word on this is a huge thank you to Chairman Phil Wallace who instructed Leon and myself to turn down the offers we had for several of our players and focus on our squad completeness.

“Our only thoughts now are all on our tough match at Sutton United on Saturday”.


Boro are next in action at The Lamex Stadium on Saturday 11th February vs Bradford City. Match tickets start at £18 Adults, £15 Concessions, £10 Under 18s and £5 Under 12s.

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