Depth of squad being tested - Westley

Boro boss Graham Westley believes the depth of his squad is being severely tested after watching his side record their fifth consecutive victory against Chester City on Saturday. Jon Ashton is the latest player to ensure that physio Paul Dando is kept bu

Boro boss Graham Westley believes the depth of his squad is being severely tested after watching his side record their fifth consecutive victory against Chester City on Saturday.

Jon Ashton is the latest player to ensure that physio Paul Dando is kept busy for another week when he came off with an arm injury but Boro still did enough to come back with all three points and go up to second in the table thanks to Michael Bostwick's seventh minute strike.

While Westley acknowledged his side were not at their fluent best, the 41-year-old was relieved to be heading back to The Lamex Stadium with all three points.

"Everyone has had to play his part," said Westley. "Everyone has had to do a job and they all deserve credit for that.


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"It was nice to hear (Nick) Chadwick come off at the end and say to Lairdy that we are the best side they have faced.

"Even though we weren't at our best we still did some good things. We defended in an organised way and had enough sense of purpose to carve out our goal."

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Bostwick's moment of quality ultimately proved the difference between the two sides with the former Ebbsfleet man calling the shots in the middle of the park all afternoon.

"He is a hell of a player," added Westley. "He is in good form at the moment and he is playing with a real authority.

"He is playing his part in every game and long may that continue.

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