Chris Day looking ahead to busy week
Keeper relishing the propsect of three games in eight days
Goalkeeper Chris Day says his team have a ‘big week’ ahead of them as they face three league games in the space of eight days for the first time this season.
Boro travel to Lincoln City on Saturday and make the long-distance haul to Hereford United on Tuesday evening before coming home to the Lamex the following weekend for a Saturday afternoon fixture against Wycombe Wanderers.
With all three sides alongside Boro in the lower half of the League 2 table – and with Boro playing their best football away from home this season – Day believes the club has an opportunity to do a month’s work in the space of just eight days.
“We’ve been decent away from home without being spectacular but we’ve got three games in a calendar week so nine points are up for grabs.” the goalkeeper said.
“Last season and the season before something we did really well was racking up big points when the opportunity was there.
“If we can hit a bit of form for a week and take nine points that could be the best part of a month’s work so it’ll be a big week for us.”
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Day helped his side to a goalless draw against Torquay United on Saturday, a result which saw them keep their first clean sheet of the season.
The visitors, who were top of the league before the match, hit the woodwork three times and Day believes after seeing his side lose two matches this season in which the winning sides – Cheltenham Town and Bradford City – had just one shot on target apiece, Boro’s luck may be about to change.
“A lot of teams have had one chance and have taken it and won,” Day said.
“They’ve hit the woodwork, though I take some credit for the first one myself as I saved it, and on any given day that could be three for them. That could be a good sign that the hard work we put in may be being rewarded.
“It was a tough game. They’re not top of the league for no reason.
“We’re just very happy that as a defensive unit altogether we kept a clean sheet which will give us a bit of confidence to move forward with.
“We kept so many last season we kind of took it for granted so it’s good from that point of view.
“Maybe that’s what we need to change moving forward.”
Stevenage boss Graham Westley said he was pleased with his side’s clean sheet.
“There wasn’t a lot between the sides as the scoreline suggests,” Westley said.
“I think our lads will take a lot from the game.
“It’s important to get that first clean sheet under our belt, it’s been a long time coming and the lads have been working very, very hard on the training ground and it gives you a platform to work from.”