Bostwick's my Stevie G - Boro boss

Manager Graham Westley hailed Michael Bostwick as Boro s very own Steven Gerrard after the youngster set his side on the way to a 2-0 win at Crawley yesterday. Bostwick made a spectacular return from suspension at The Broadfield Stadium bossing the midfi

Manager Graham Westley hailed Michael Bostwick as Boro's very own Steven Gerrard after the youngster set his side on the way to a 2-0 win at Crawley yesterday.

Bostwick made a spectacular return from suspension at The Broadfield Stadium bossing the midfield all afternoon and capped his display with an excellent 20-yard strike on the stroke of half time.

And Westley believes the 20-year-old has become as important to his side as Gerrard is at Anfield.

"Liverpool have got Stevie G and we've got Micky B," Westley told The Comet. "Bozzie is a phenomenal athlete - he is a really strong lad and his versatility is a huge asset.


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"He is one hell of a footballer. He is 20 years of age and he belies that in the way that he plays.

"His goal was a cracking strike and it really set the tone for a good all round display."

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Westley was pleased with the overall performance of his side, who moved into the play-off places at the expense of Histon.

Boro never really gave Crawley a sniff after Bostwick's opener and Calum Willock's late strike eased any fears that Boro would be leaving with anything less than three points.

"Our game plan was to match them and make sure that we gave nothing away," added Westley. "We always then felt that we would have the quality to open them up and score a goal.

"These games that take place on a Bank Holiday Monday always lack a little bit of energy but we were lucky enough to bring four quality players into the side to freshen things up."

Westley was delighted to see Willock get a goal and felt it was just desserts for the striker, whose goal output has not always matched his commitment to the cause.

"Calum did himself a lot of good with a creditable performance at the weekend (against Ebbsfleet). He had so many chances at the weekend but it just didn't go for him.

"I was so pleased to see him come on and get a goal here. It will do his confidence the world of good and he was absolutely buzzing in the dressing room.

"He is a hardworking lad and he's great to work with.

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