Boro four wins from Holy Grail

Four more wins – that s the task set out before Boro for the club to achieve the Holy Grail of Football League status. Not even the most optimistic of Boro fans would have predicted Graham Westley s side could claw their way back into contention after N

Four more wins - that's the task set out before Boro for the club to achieve the Holy Grail of Football League status.

Not even the most optimistic of Boro fans would have predicted Graham Westley's side could claw their way back into contention after "Nightmare November" but one defeat in their last 30 has put the club on the cusp of making history.

With a Trophy final appearance firmly secured in Boro's back pocket, the focus is simply on notching four more victories to gain what chairman Phil Wallace set out to attain ever since he took control at Broadhall Way - now The Lamex Stadium.

But the Boro supremo is taking nothing for granted going into Sunday's final league match of the season at Mansfield despite the wave of optimism that has engulfed the club this week following the 3-1 win over Kidderminster.


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"Tuesday night's win gives us a chance, we've still got to win on Sunday," Wallace told The Comet. "Graham's said we're four games from the Football League and that's the way we're looking at it.

"We've got to win four games. If we win four games we're in the Football League."

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Wallace has run a tight ship out of necessity this season as the recession digs its claws into every football club but the chairman has backed Westley in the transfer market and hopes to reap the benefit at the end of the season.

Big summer signing Lee Boylan paid back a chunk of the fee Boro parted with last summer when he hammered two past Kiddy in the week illustrating the faith Wallace put in Westley last summer was well placed.

"We've not spent huge amounts of money but we have spent money," he added. "Lee (Boylan) is probably our second or third highest signing in terms of cost.

"We've spent a fair bit of money but if you trust the management then you back his judgement. It's been a very difficult year for all football clubs I suspect and next might be even more difficult.

"You've just got to find that nice balance between trying to keep your football club stable and supporting your manager to enable him to buy the best players you possibly can."

Wallace and Westley appear to have found the right balance and, if they can maintain that equilibrium for the next four games, Boro fans will be supporting a Football League club next season.

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