Everyone deserves credit for success - Westley
BORO manager Graham Westley says the squad s sights are firmly set on taking maximum points from their remaining two fixtures despite wrapping up the Blue Square Premier title at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday. Boro finally won promotion to the Footba
BORO manager Graham Westley says the squad's sights are firmly set on taking maximum points from their remaining two fixtures despite wrapping up the Blue Square Premier title at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.
Boro finally won promotion to the Football League 14 years after they were cruelly denied but despite having already secured their place in League Two next season they have no intention of taking their foot off the pedal.
Westley says everyone involved with the club deserves credit for this success and he hopes people enjoy the occasion.
"If you're there in sport to succeed and win when you do win you have to enjoy it. Enjoy the moment; it's going to be a good summer for the people," said the Boro boss.
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"We came here today without being arrogant expecting to win the game and win the league because we've put a lot of work in. As they say you win the fight a long time before you get in the ring. We thoroughly deserve what we've got.
"Success comes when people work together in football whether it be the fans, the board, myself and the management team or the players. Everyone deserves credit for the success."
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The deduction of points from Boro's games with Chester City means Westley's side can't officially break Aldershot Town's record points haul of 101 but the squad is determined to take maximum points from the last two games which with the Chester points factored back in would've seen them finish on 105 points.
"We talked about it (the record) before the game. We had no intention of taking three points from last three games, we want all nine and to get that record points total and we wanted to go up as record points total champions and double winners. There's a lot of good habits in the camp that we want to keep in the camp to fulfil our potential," he said.
Boro got off to a flyer on Saturday with Charlie Griffin scoring after just 70 seconds before Joel Byrom wrapped up the win with a stunning goal in the second half and the Boro boss was pleased for the two players.
"We couldn't ask for more (than a quick start)," said Westley.
"They came out of the traps, had a real eagerness, got on the front foot and their goalkeeper made the error to pick the ball up and it was good to see Charlie ram it in.
"(Joel Byrom) has evolved since the season has gone on. He's settled into the south and his football has grown as he has settled after the move from his family and it was a terrific performance from him today and a great goal to cap it."
Boro make the long trip up to Gateshead on Tuesday evening where once again three points will be the objective.
"We now want to go to Gateshead and win on Tuesday," explained the Boro boss.
"We've already spoken in the dressing room about getting our preparation right, getting our recovery right, making sure we're right. We want to go up there and win the three points then finish the season off with a win next week. We then want to finish off the season with the double.