Morais sees big games ahead in bid for League 1 survival

Filipe Morais

Filipe Morais - Credit: Archant

Winger talks about the task facing Stevenage ahead of the trip to his former club, Oldham Athletic, this weekend

Filipe Morais says every game is now huge as Stevenage attempt to beat the drop.

Boro will travel to Oldham on Saturday bottom of the Sky Bet League 1 table, knowing a win would bring them within two points of the Boundary park side.

Both clubs go into the game without a win in their last six, and Stevenage winger Morais knows it’s going to be a big test.

“Every game is massive, we need wins sooner rather than later and only we can get them,” he told the Comet.

“We need to grind down and work hard and that starts with Oldham.

“It’ll be a very tough game. It’s a big pitch which will hopefully suit us with the wide players and getting the ball out to them and causing havoc.

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“We got a good, positive result at Doncaster. We need to take the positives and now we look at the next test and it is a big test because they are a good team.

“Their results haven’t shown that of late but they’ve got a very good team, good players and a very good manager.”

The 28-year-old made 59 appearances for the Latics between 2010 and 2012, and is looking forward to returning to his former club.

“I love playing there,” said the former Portugal U21 international.

“I had some great years there and I still have some good friends there in the club directors and the players.

“It’s a nice family club and they’re doing well.”

Morais told manager Graham Westley in the summer that he would like to leave the club, with reported interest from the Championship. That feeling seems to have passed now though and the winger is staying put, for the time being anyway.

“Yeah I’m here at least until the end of the season then we’ll see what happens, whether the club want to take up my option [of another year] or not.

“I just keep my head down, keep working hard, do what I can for the team and that’s all I can do.”