Day ‘got us out of jail’ says Stevenage boss

Chris Day

Chris Day - Credit: Archant

Graham Westley says performance against Morecambe was ‘disjointed’

Graham Westley says Chris Day got his side ‘out of jail once or twice’ as Stevenage drew with Morecambe.

Stevenage earned a point after Simon Walton’s penalty was cancelled out late on by a header from Padraig Amond, but they had Day to thank for a number of saves throughout the game.

“They got in behind our left-back two or three times and Day was called upon, but good goalkeepers are there to do their job at times and he certainly pulled the team out of jail once or twice,” Westley said afterwards.

“I thought it was a fair result. They came with a strong gameplan, they tried to slow the game down and I think the mentality they showed when they scored the goal said it all.

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“I think they were happy with that point, they wanted to see the game out and they came to be determined, rugged, disciplined, organised and to frustrate and they did a good job on us.

“We probably didn’t speed our game up as much as I would have liked certainly in the first half. It wasn’t an open game.

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“They kept themselves together as a unit and made it quite hard. We found ourselves playing in deeper areas but as we’ve seen recently sides have dropped their units in and been quite difficult to break down and we’ve struggled to break them down.

“When you haven’t got that fluency because you have got changes to your team and players coming in and forging partnerships and learning about each other sometimes it can be difficult and a little bit disjointed and it was a little bit disjointed today.”

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