I was never going to leave - Vincenti

Peter Vincenti has signed a new two-year contract at Boro and revealed the thought of leaving The Lamex Stadium has never crossed his mind. The 22-year-old midfielder has found appearances limited at times this season but has impressed manager Graham Wes

Peter Vincenti has signed a new two-year contract at Boro and revealed the thought of leaving The Lamex Stadium has never crossed his mind.

The 22-year-old midfielder has found appearances limited at times this season but has impressed manager Graham Westley with his attitude and has been rewarded with a new deal.

Vincenti is delighted the Boro management have demonstrated their faith in his ability and he is now hoping to force his way into the starting XI next season.

"I've spent 18 months here and it's never crossed my mind to leave," Vincenti told The Comet. "I really like it here and I've built up a good relationship with the club's fans in particular.

"I get a bit of stick from the players for it but the supporters have been great with me since I arrived."

Vincenti, who was speaking on the open top bus that toured Stevenage yesterday to celebrate their triumph at Wembley, admitted Saturday's win had taken away some of the pain of not making the play-off final.

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But he added promotion will, once again, be the club's main goal and tipped Boro to "do a Burton" and emerge champions next season after failing in the play-offs.

"Saturday made up for it in a small way," he added. "We were bitterly disappointed not to make the play-off final.

"We're an ambitious club and we're looking to get in the Football League. We tried hard and I think the experience will bode well for next season.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see us go up as winners next season."

Boro will be looking to carry on with the kind of form they finished the season. A terrible start and a 'Nightmare November' will not be on the agenda.

"Considering the start we had we did terrifically well to make the play-offs," added Vincenti. "I think our run showed we have the capacity to win the league.

"We're all full of confidence so we'll get on with pre-season and be raring to go again.

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