Hartley believes the best is yet to come from Boro

Peter Hartley makes a tackle against Bradford City's Nathan Doyle. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Peter Hartley makes a tackle against Bradford City's Nathan Doyle. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

BORO defender Peter Hartley is confident that the club is on the cusp of turning performances into points ahead of Saturday’s clash with Tranmere Rovers.

Hartley, along with centre back partner Jon Ashton, was praised by manager Graham Westley following three excellent defensive performances from Boro but says there’s still a lot more to come.

“I don’t even think we’ve touched the surface yet,” Hartley told the club’s official website.

“We look solid as a unit but going forward we’ve not even touched the surface yet, I think as soon as going forward clicks we’ll destroy teams to be honest.”

After signing from Hartlepool at the start of August, the centre back has slipped seamlessly into the Boro backline and settled in well to his new surroundings.

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“Yeah there’s a good group of lads here, trainings been going well and we haven’t had bad results really since I’ve come in so yeah I’ve settled in really well.

“The lads have helped of course, they’re a great group of lads, the banter’s great and they’re all about my age as well so I’m really enjoying it,” said the 25 year old.

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Stevenage will make the trip to Tranmere on Saturday with both clubs currently on four points in the Sky Bet League One table, and Hartley feels that three more are there for the taking if the side continue their defensive form.

“It’s a good challenge; obviously we had a solid away game against Notts County so if we can keep another clean sheet we’ll win the game without a doubt.”

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