Boro boss calls for patience
Boro boss Graham Westley has called for patience as he continues to search for a winning formula. A disappointing haul of one point from a possible six in their last two matches against Northwich Victoria and Histon has seen pressure build on Westley but
Boro boss Graham Westley has called for patience as he continues to search for a winning formula.
A disappointing haul of one point from a possible six in their last two matches against Northwich Victoria and Histon has seen pressure build on Westley but the 40-year-old told The Comet he needs time to get things right at Broadhall Way.
Westley held another long post-match inquest until 2am on Tuesday night after being well beaten by Histon, who cruised to an almost routine away win at Boro.
"There's been three times this season and I have gone away thinking that we have been well beaten. They were against Kettering, Torquay and Histon - they were bigger, stronger and better than us.
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"We looked like a side that has been thrown together and it's going to take time to get it right."
Westley pointed to Peter Taylor's mixed spell with Stevenage towards the end of last season as evidence of how difficult it is to hit the ground running when joining a new club.
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"I think everybody in football would like to think they can come in and take a side to the top of the league straightaway but it doesn't work like that," he added.
"You only have to look at how Peter Taylor did here. He is clearly a very good coach as you can see from the fact his Wycombe side are flying high in Division Two.
"But he struggled to get results here and I'm picking up the pieces from that. We are ninth in the league and it's been hard work in getting there."
It doesn't get any easier for Boro tomorrow when they come up against Burton, who have by all accounts been grinding out results recently without playing the kind of attractive football manager Nigel Clough was brought up on.
Burton are among the favourites to go up this season and Westley believes this is the product of keeping faith in the former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool striker.
"They have been flying high up near the top of the league and it goes to show what can happen when given a bit of time. Nigel Clough has been there for 10 years and he is building slowly but surely.
"The players there know what he expects from them and how he wants things done a certain way. That's obviously what I'm aiming for here but it takes time for it all to gel.