Drury edging towards match fitness

Boro midfielder Andy Drury feels he is slowly getting back to the form that made him one of the club s star performers towards the end of last season. The 25-year-old missed out on a lot of Boro s pre-season work due to a hamstring problem but has shown

Boro midfielder Andy Drury feels he is slowly getting back to the form that made him one of the club's star performers towards the end of last season.

The 25-year-old missed out on a lot of Boro's pre-season work due to a hamstring problem but has shown signs in recent games that he is returning to his creative best.

Manager Graham Westley has admitted he has had to recently play the likes of Drury, Darren Murphy and Joel Byrom before they are fully fit, but results haven't suffered and Drury is looking to strengthen the club's promotion bid.

"It's been a bit frustrating but I feel like my match fitness is coming back," he told The Comet. "It's taken a bit of time, especially because I didn't have much of a pre-season but I'm getting there."


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Boro face Salisbury tomorrow as Graham Westley's men look to keep the pressure up on Oxford United at the top of the Blue Square Premier table.

Salisbury would be in the promotion hunt alongside Boro but for a 10-point deduction after going into administration but Drury believes Stevenage should have enough to bag all three points.

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"We'll back ourselves to beat anyone on our day. They will be a tough side to beat but if we can perform to our potential then we should be fine."

Boro chief Graham Westley said he has been impressed with City this season.

"They are flying at the moment. The league table tells a different story because of their points deduction but credit to them, they are putting in some fantastic performances and getting some wonderful results.

"I saw Tommy Widdrington the other night at Tamworth and he is travelling round the country, making sure that he gets to games, the team is playing for him and it's going to be a really tough proposition in front of us.

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