Let's put the pressure on United - Boro boss
Boro boss Graham Westley is hoping to use the home leg against Cambridge United tonight to pile the pressure on Gary Brabin s men for the return. Westley admitted he would prefer the second leg to be at The Lamex Stadium but is hoping his side can use the
Boro boss Graham Westley is hoping to use the home leg against Cambridge United tonight to pile the pressure on Gary Brabin's men for the return.
Westley admitted he would prefer the second leg to be at The Lamex Stadium but is hoping his side can use the home crowd to get a positive result to take to the Trade Recruitment Stadium on Monday.
"I would sooner have had the second leg at home but we showed against Ebbsfleet that you can quite comfortably win ties when you get that home advantage first and make it count," Westley told The Comet.
"I remember when I was here last time around against Hereford in the play-offs. We drew 1-1 at home and then we had to go there and win to turn the tie around.
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"The pressure in the second leg can tell against the home club. There's all sorts of interesting possibilities.
"The two games we've had so far have been really tight affairs. We drew 1-1 away and edged it at our place - the two sides are pretty evenly matched on the whole and it's going to be an interesting tie."
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Westley is looking for the Boro faithful to roar their heroes on to another Wembley final and praised the supporters for their recent efforts in helping the club narrowly snatch an invite to the play-off party.
"The fans have been wonderful for the last week or 10 days to push us over the line. They were massive in the win over Kiddy, which ultimately proved to be the work that we needed to do.
"They were also there in their hundreds against Mansfield which was great to see. It shows the passion that was there for the team. They have been brilliant and I'm sure they will be fantastic again on Thursday and again on Monday.
"It's almost a local derby isn't it and it's a mouthwatering prospect. I'm sure there will be two pretty full stadiums and we're already looking forward to it.