Midfielder to fight for first team place

Peter Vincenti is determined to push himself to the forefront of manager Graham Westley s first team plans for the 2009/10 season. The 23-year-old signed a new deal to stay at The Lamex Stadium for another season at the start of the summer and has now se

Peter Vincenti is determined to push himself to the forefront of manager Graham Westley's first team plans for the 2009/10 season.

The 23-year-old signed a new deal to stay at The Lamex Stadium for another season at the start of the summer and has now set his sights on establishing himself as a first team regular.

"My versatility was useful last season but my main goal is to play more games - that's every player's goal," Vincenti told The Comet. "Places will be up for grabs and it's up to each player to push themselves forward.

"The manager spoke to all the lads at the end of the season outlining what he wanted from everyone."


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Vincenti, who played a starring role during Boro's FA Trophy success against York City at Wembley, is desperate to reward the club's faith in him after signing on for another year with Boro.

"It's always nice to be wanted," he added. "But we're all just looking to the new season now.

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"I think the way we finished the end of the season gave us all great confidence and you can see that is still there in the way that we've been training.

"Everyone is looking really sharp, especially the new signings."

Boro face Chelmsford City on Wednesday evening in their first pre-season friendly and Vincenti admitted he is looking forward to getting some match time in preparation for the big Blue Square Premier kick-off against Tamworth on August 8.

"We all want to play games and it will be good to get some game time. That's all what we're heading towards and it will be the first chance for us to put what we've been working on in training into practice.

"It's always difficult getting back to your optimum fitness levels and the only way to get there is through hard work.

"But all the lads have been professional and kept to their programmes over the summer and it'll be good to get back into the swing of playing.

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