Boro travel north to Peterborough United this evening as our Papa John’s Trophy campaign gets underway…
A club that manager Steve Evans knows better than most after his spell at London Road between 2018 and 2019, it will be Stevenage’s third time playing The Posh in six weeks following the pre-season and Carabao Cup fixtures.
A chance to bounce back right away for Boro after Saturday in Salford, we speak to the boss ahead of tonight’s game.
“We all realised that we never reached the performance levels that were expected on Saturday”, said Evans. “The lads gave everything they had but working smart must also be part of our game plan”.
“We will make changes to the squad for Peterborough, that’s for certain. We have some illness and a few knocks in camp, so we will assess which players we have available this morning”.
“The small squad we have cannot be expected to win every game, but we will competitive in every game by working hard and working smart”.
“I’m not too bothered about what team Grant McCann decides to play. He has a huge squad with quality players in every position. As usual, we will focus on ourselves. What I do know is that it will be another tough game against a club that I have huge respect for”.
With deadline day swiftly approaching, the manager gives an insight on what to expect over the next few days.
“We are working hard to add to the squad, with thanks in large to the Chairman who again has been hugely supportive. We have a brilliant dynamic in the squad, and it is hugely important that we add good players, but more importantly good characters”.
Match tickets for tonight’s game are available from the Stevenage FC Club Shop until 2.30pm today and from the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office.
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