Day takes pride in clean sheets
BORO goalkeeper Chris Day felt the team dealt with the conditions well during Tuesday evening s 1-0 win over Oxford United. Heavy rainfall on Monday night and throughout Tuesday made conditions far from ideal, especially for goalkeepers, but Day was pleas
BORO goalkeeper Chris Day felt the team dealt with the conditions well during Tuesday evening's 1-0 win over Oxford United.
Heavy rainfall on Monday night and throughout Tuesday made conditions far from ideal, especially for goalkeepers, but Day was pleased with how Boro went about their work in the circumstances.
"It wasn't pretty out there tonight, the rain lashed down last night and today and the pitch cut up and I think we played the conditions very, very well" he told The Comet afterwards.
"Fair play to Lairdy it was a fantastic penalty, a young lad to stand up and be counted but yet again another very good performance from the four in front of me and Bozzie (Michael Bostwick) sat in front again."
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In terms of shot stopping the Boro custodian had little to deal with on Tuesday but what he did do he did well holding onto the wet ball when many other goalkeepers would have pushed it away. The big goalkeeper revealed his preparation for the conditions started the night before.
"It's not nice, overnight you get ready you get it in your mind to prepare for that," said Day.
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"The wind was up. At the weekend it started nice, we're coming into April now and you expect better weather than that but in truth we can moan at that because I think it suits us."
The win gave Day and his back four another clean sheet and the former QPR stopper says the defensive unit take great pride from each clean sheet they record.
"The boys always talk about that, that's the pride we take from every performance," he said.
"The forwards are judged on scoring goals and clean sheets is something we can have a parameter on. I think that's 25 for the season and long may it continue."
"We've won a fair few games is 1-0 this season. What we've done in games like that (the Oxford one) is gone on and scored a second late on with our fitness levels but credit to Oxford they dug in. It was well earned and a good three points."
Luton Town visit the Lamex Stadium on Saturday for another top of the table clash and Day is relishing the prospect of playing in front of another large crowd.
"It's going to be another big crowd and another big game," added the goalkeeper.
"There'll be a big influx of people probably from the town to watch a different team. There was probably a time when Luton fans probably followed Stevenage as well so it'll be a very interesting game on Saturday. We've got another job to do and we'll concentrate on preparing for it now.