Boss Graham Westley and Boro chairman Phil Wallace lament slow start to the League Two season

Graham Westley shouts from the sidelines

Graham Westley shouts from the sidelines - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss Graham Westley and club chairman Phil Wallace have agreed League Two progression has not been as expected as the club approach the midway point of the season.

Boro currently lie 15th in the table after 20 games, having won just once away from Lamex Stadium this season.

However, their home form has lifted Westley’s side further towards the summit, something that he believes they can build on.

Westley said: “Our form having been a little bit better than our league position has pushed us up slightly overall which is always positive and something we want to develop as the season moves into the New Year.

“We do know progress has been slower than we hoped it would be and that is what myself and the chairman (Phil Wallace) have been talking about earlier in the week.

“We have to draw positives from the first half of the season though and we feel we have done better than the likes of Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers, in terms of stopping the rot following relegation.

“It has not been the greatest season so far but when we get our best 11 out on the pitch and some consistency in the squad, we will improve our overall situation.”