Akins confident Stevenage can end their home hoodoo

Lucas Akins

Lucas Akins - Credit: Archant

STEVENAGE entertain Leyton Orient on Saturday and winger Lucas Akins is in confident mood that the side can pick up a much-need three points at home.

The Hertfordshire side are without a victory at the Lamex Stadium since October, but Akins said that everyone is doing all they can to end the winless run, having not had a competitive fixture for nearly three weeks.

“After Doncaster you’re dying for a game to be on the Tuesday just to put things right, we’ve had a long lay off now due to the weather and other circumstances but we really are trying to put that [the home form] right,” he said.

“The gaffer’s trying to think is it psychological? It could be that but it’s just a case of everyone rolling up their sleeves and getting the belief back because at the start of the season we were alright, and previously it’s always been a bit of a fortress here at Stevenage.

“If we can keep picking up vital points on the road as well then we should be pushing up the table.

“It’s been very frustrating. We’re chomping at the bit to get back out on the field and we’ve got lots of games coming up, at home as well, so we’re looking to turn it around and everyone’s looking forward to getting going.”

But the long lay-off hasn’t been all bad for the team: “It gives us an opportunity to work on a couple of things on the training field which has been quite good,” the former Tranmere Rovers man added.

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“And a few lads who’ve had knocks have been given a bit of time to get that extra recovery in, so there are obviously positives out of it as well.”

Orient have the same number of points, 40, as Stevenage in npower League 1, but have played three games more.

Their last result was a 0-0 draw at home to Swindon Town in the league on Tuesday (January 29).