Day believes Boro promoted at just the right time
BORO got out of the Blue Square Premier at just the right time according to goalkeeper Chris Day. Graham Westley s side saw off the challenge of big former Football League clubs like Luton Town and Oxford United to take their place in the League Two next
BORO got out of the Blue Square Premier at just the right time according to goalkeeper Chris Day.
Graham Westley's side saw off the challenge of big former Football League clubs like Luton Town and Oxford United to take their place in the League Two next season.
Boro ended their campaign with a hard fought victory over another of those sides, York City, and Day believes that shows how tight the end of season play-offs are going to be.
"We had to work very hard, credit to them (York)," Day told The Comet.
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"They threw the big guys up front in the second half and they're a very strong unit and the sort of unit I think can stand up to anyone in the play-offs so they'll be a tough match for anyone.
"It goes to show how important it was for us to win this league because we've seen Luton are a big strong team and Rushden, it's going to be a very interesting play-offs to sit there and watch as champions.
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"I really think when we look back at this it will really be in context how well we've done.
"We've won the title by 11 points and that's taking away teams and expunging points, it's unbelievable to do it however many points we have or haven't got and it's testament to the boys and everyone here at the club because there are some tough teams and it's going to be even harder next year so it's a good time to get out."
Day was delighted to have ended the league campaign with a win, saying it would have soured the day slightly had they not got all three points.
"It's great getting here, warming up and having so many people in the ground early," added Day.
"It wouldn't have been the day it was if we hadn't won it would have been about half a per cent down but to finish it off with a win and another clean sheet - which is what me and the boys at the back are about - I think it might be a record I hope it is. It gives us a chance to go to 30 at Wembley.
"What a fantastic day, it's been coming for a couple of weeks now. We all knew it was going to come but it's brilliant."
All that is left now for Boro is the small matter of the FA Trophy Final and Day believes it is important that the town comes out in numbers to cheer on Boro.
"A trip to Wembley, there's a lot of boys in the dressing room who haven't played there," said Day.
"I think it's important that the town doesn't get spoilt by success just because we've been there three times in four years. It could be another 25 years before we go back there, I think it's important we all travel down to Wembley in numbers, have a real party atmosphere and enjoy the day because Wembley doesn't happen that often, this doesn't (winning trophies) happen that often, lets get bums on seats and enjoy the day.