Boro boss hopes postponement helps injured stars

Boro boss Graham Westley is frustrated at Saturday s clash against Wrexham being called off but hopes the enforced break will give some of his injured stars a chance to get back to full fitness. Boro had been due to come up against the Dragons at The Lam

Boro boss Graham Westley is frustrated at Saturday's clash against Wrexham being called off but hopes the enforced break will give some of his injured stars a chance to get back to full fitness.

Boro had been due to come up against the Dragons at The Lamex Stadium tomorrow but the match has been put back to Tuesday, October 20 after the Welsh side received several international call-ups.

Westley admitted he would have loved the chance to build on Boro's recent wins against Rushden & Diamonds and Histon but is hopeful the extra couple of days rest may see some of his injured stars come back for Tuesday's home clash against Eastbourne Borough.

"Of course we would like to be playing again," Westley told The Comet. "We want to be building on the two wins we picked up.


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"Having established ourselves in the top five we want to stay there and to have to drop out of that through not playing is obviously frustrating.

"Having said that, you always have to take the positives from whatever situation you are handed. It gives us a chance to get one or two back from injury. We have been very stretched in recent weeks particularly in terms of front line players and hopefully we can get one or two of them back."

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Boro have recovered well from their stuttering start to the season and Westley is delighted his players have given the club a platform to build from and launch a promotion effort.

The next month will be telling as to just who will be Boro's rivals for a coveted spot in the Football League.

"The table certainly looks better that it was," added Westley. "Everybody would love to win their opening 10 games but we all know it doesn't work like that.

"You only have to look at the Premier League to see that you get one or two strange results - Burnley beating Manchester United for example.

"We were the victims of a promoted club carrying momentum through from last season when we went to Hayes & Yeading.

"But if you can get yourselves in reach then it gives you something to build on when things settle down.

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