Match preview: Stevenage v Port Vale

Jordan Burrow wins a header against Coventry City

Jordan Burrow wins a header against Coventry City - Credit: Archant

Stevenage front-man Jordan Burrow is confident that the side can feed off the Lamex crowd when they host Port Vale on Saturday.

Boro’s charge for safety has hit the buffers this week after defeats to MK Dons and Coventry City, but Burrow is looking forward to getting back on track this weekend.

“We know how many games we need to win between now and the end of the season,” said the 21-year-old.

“Having the home games is an advantage for us because we’ll have the home support behind us and we’re all looking forward to Saturday now to right the wrongs and get three points on the board.”

Burrow was handed his first start since December in last night’s defeat at Coventry City, playing 75 minutes, and the striker is hoping to play a greater part as the season reaches its climax.


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“I thought I did well,” said the former Morecambe man.

“I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t score, but it was my first start for a while, and the main thing is that we’re disappointed that we lost the game.

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“Obviously it’s always been the aim for me to cement a place in the team but like I said it’s about picking points up now and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

Boro currently sit bottom of the Sky Bet League One table, but are only two points from safety following their six-match unbeaten run earlier this month.

But two defeats on the spin, including the three goal turnaround last Saturday, have cast doubt over the club’s survival bid.

“We’ve all got to stay positive,” said Burrow.

“I think the spirit has understandably taken a little bit of a knock after the two defeats, especially Saturday, but it’s imperative to stay positive and we’re all looking forward to Saturday now.”

Burrow notched his only two league goals of the season when Boro drew 2-2 at Vale Park earlier in the season, and has emphasised the need for his side to take the initiative in the return fixture.

“I think they’ll be strong and physical and we’ll have to match them but I think it’s all about what we do on Saturday,” he said.

“I don’t think we need to go too much into what they’re going to bring to us, we’ve just got to play our game and take the game to them because the three points is massive on Saturday.”

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