Boro boss hails Drury contribution

Boro boss Graham Westley has paid tribute to Andy Drury s contribution to Boro s 14-match unbeaten run after the midfielder was on target in the 3-0 win at Weymouth. Drury has played a starring role over the past couple of months for the club with the 25

Boro boss Graham Westley has paid tribute to Andy Drury's contribution to Boro's 14-match unbeaten run after the midfielder was on target in the 3-0 win at Weymouth.

Drury has played a starring role over the past couple of months for the club with the 25-year-old providing the kind of width that had been sorely missing during "Nightmare November".

And Westley revealed how impressed he has been with the former Lewes man whose sixth goal of the season set Boro on their way to their seventh consecutive win.

"He is a massively talented player with excellent technical ability," Westley told The Comet. "When you get that, you often find that these sorts of players don't want to work as hard but Andy isn't like that.

"He has been absolutely outstanding in that regard. His attitude has been spot-on and he has come on in leaps and bounds this season."

Drury admitted he has been delighted with his personal form since recovering from knee surgery earlier this season.

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"I had a bit of a bad spell because I had a knee operation so it took a little while for me to get match fit," he said. "Since December I think I've been playing really well and building a decent partnership with Ronnie (Henry) down the right hand side.

"It's been going well for me and it's important that I build on that to justify my place in the team."

Drury's link-up play with Steve Morison has been one of the features of Boro's excellent run of form with the midfielder often providing the ammunition for the club's top goalscorer.

Drury was at it again at the weekend as he laid on Morison's 20th goal of the season but the midfielder believes the striker deserves all the credit for the telepathic relationship between the pair.

"Morison is the best striker at this level isn't he? It is easy to play with him and he makes good runs and makes your balls look good even when they're not."

Drury's thoughts have now turned to Boro's FA Trophy quarter final against Forest Green at the weekend and the player admitted he would love to have a Wembley final to look forward to come May.

"It's a big game for us. I've only ever been this far in the Trophy once before so it's a big game for the club. If we can kick on then Wembley is there for us and that's obviously a massive incentive.

"If we keep playing like we have then we should be ok.

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