Centre-back says Stevenage are in a good position despite recent slump in form

Bondz N’Gala says Stevenage are in a good position heading into a two-week period without a game following their recent FA Cup exit.

The centre-back, who has been a regular partner of Mark Roberts these past few weeks since Jon Ashton picked up his Achilles injury, played well on Saturday and helped his side to a point against Tranmere Rovers with a last-minute clearance of a goal-bound shot.

Speaking after the game, N’Gala said Boro are still in a strong position, one place outside the play-off positions, despite just one win in their last six league matches.

“It was a good point against Tranmere who are doing well in the league,” N’Gala told the Comet. “I thought we could have come away with all three but it wasn’t to be.

“We had a few chances but I’m glad that Greg Tansey got the goal for the equaliser. He’s chipped the keeper, right-footed, from the edge of the area. It was a great goal and he’s got the ability to do that sort of thing.

“We’ve had a few blip performances but we put that down to just being a blip and we want to carry on being solid and hopefully get that clean sheet in the next game.

“We’re still in and around the play-offs and that’s the aim. We’ve got to keep it going and see where it takes us.

“[The fortnight without a game] gives us lots of time to get everyone fit and it’ll be like new signings when they’re fit again and everyone will be competing for places and it’ll be healthy for the team.”

Asked about his own performances this season, the man signed from Yeovil in the summer added: “I think I’ve done alright. It’s been great playing with Robbo. He’s a great leader and a great talker.

“I can learn a lot from him and Jon Ashton and it’s good for my development.

“The gaffer’s also been instrumental in everything we’ve done and achieved this season.

“He knows what he wants from us; we know what we want from him. He’s brought in the players he wanted to achieve what he wants and so far, if you look at the league table, we’re in and around where we should be and he’s doing a great job.”