Bad run “hurts” says Teddy Sheringham and wants his team to prove it is the same for them

Teddy Sheringham on the sidelines

Teddy Sheringham on the sidelines - Credit: Archant

Teddy Sheringham says Stevenage’s poor form “hurts” – but is not sure that is the same for everyone.

Boro travel to Exeter City for a 12.15 kick-off on Sunday, with the match being shown live on Sky Sports.

They head to Devon on the back of five straight defeats, the latest a 2-1 reversal at home to Dagenham & Redbridge in the Johnstone Paint Trophy on Wednesday night.

And Sheringham says the run is making him miserable, although that may not be the case throughout the club.

He said: “It’s not meant to be at the moment. I’m downbeat but you can’t expect me to be laughing and joking.

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“It hurts.

“I hate losing. I’m not sure it’s the same with everyone in that dressing room and I need to work that out.

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“Exeter are doing ok. It will be a tough game for us, like I say about every game we play at the moment.

“[The kickoff time] is not ideal but we need to give a good account of ourselves.”

One player who was praised after the Dagenham game was Ben Kennedy.

The youngster scored Boro’s goal from the penalty spot and says the whole team needs to improve.

He said: “We need to be nastier around each other, demand more from each other and get the best from each other.

“If I need to kick someone I’ll kick someone.

“Exeter is another game on Sky TV. We need to put in a performance and get a few points on the board.”

Kennedy revealed the training regime is a different world to what he has been used to but the Northern Irishman is determined to do well for the club.

He said: “Back home I never had five days of training a week, all I had was an hour a week on Astroturf, the rest of the time was in the street with my mates.

“When I was 15 I wasn’t getting picked for trials, I wasn’t making teams – but I was determined to make it and do the best I could and make it as far as I could.

“I don’t think of bigger and better things I just want to do well for my club Stevenage, my family and myself.”

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