Henry eyes Bury revenage

Full-back says Boro are in confident mood after going over 270 minutes without conceding

RONNIE HENRY says he and his team-mates are looking to avenge last season’s 3-0 defeat to Bury when they make the trip to the north west on Saturday.

Both sides were promoted from League 2 at the end of last season but Stevenage will not have forgotten the hiding they received at the hands of the Shakers on that cold February night up at Gigg Lane.

But Boro have come a long way since then and Henry – the club’s longest serving player – is hoping to take their recent good form into the match.

“We played them last year and we didn’t play our best there but after this win [against Brentford] and the run we’re on we’re looking forward to going up there and giving a good account of ourselves and hopefully win the game,” said Henry.


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The full-back was one of the many outstanding performers on Tuesday against the Bees, on a night where the whole team produced a sterling defensive display to earn all three points thanks to Chris Beardsley’s late winner.

“We knew it was going to be tough coming here and we knew we would have to defend well – which we’ve done in the last few weeks keeping clean sheets – and the lads thoroughly deserved the win and another clean sheet,” added Henry.

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“We always go into matches trying to attack teams and win games but sometimes games pan out differently and we had to bide our time and score when we could and that’s what happened,

“Every league you go up you play against better quality players, who have got attributes to their game that other players (from lower leagues) haven’t got. But we’re enjoying every minute of it and we’re growing all the time.”

Henry also spared a mention for the match-winner Beardsley, saying: “Everyone involved with the club knows Beardo works his hardest every day and sometimes it doesn’t come off for him. But this season he seems to be scoring a few goals so the lads are pleased for him.”

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