New signing Wedgbury is aiming high at Boro

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Midfielder hopes for good times at Stevenage after joining the club from Macclesfield Town

Sam Wedgbury says he wants to help Stevenage climb up the Football League after agreeing a move to the Lamex Stadium.

The midfielder, who signed last month from Macclesfield Town, says he had other options on the table for his services with his contract expiring this summer, but once he spoke with manager Graham Westley and saw Boro’s new training facilities he made the decision to join the club in the hope of helping them to promotion.

“I’m delighted to sign,” Macclesfield’s Player of the Season last year told the Comet.

“I went to the training ground and have seen the facilities and I met the manager and saw the ambition, and he really matches my ambition. It was a no-brainer really.

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“I’ve heard of the regime [at Stevenage] and I’ve heard what the manager likes to do, and I’m not afraid of hard work. I like to do things properly.”

Wedgbury was an in-demand player last summer when Macclesfield were relegated out of the Football League, but with the club demanding a fee for his services he decided to stay and try to help the club back into League 2.

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After a season which saw success in the FA Cup – the Silkmen, who this week appointed former Boro defender Efe Sodje as their new assistant manager, made it to the fourth round – but no promotion, the midfielder decided to move on.

“I was speaking to three or four clubs, including another one in League 1.

“The other team was a bit more northern but I spoke to [Westley] and said I believe that I can go all the way, which I do.

“There have been good players to come out of the Conference and who have made it to the top level.

“I know Stevenage are a club that if you do well at you can move on and go higher, but I really want to try to go higher with Stevenage. I wouldn’t come to a club where I didn’t think they could push on.”

Stevenage have signed Jordan Burrow. The striker made 15 starts and 20 substitute appearances last season for Morecambe, scoring one goal.

The previous season, having joined The Shrimps from Chesterfield in January 2012, he made 14 starts and five substitute appearances, scoring four goals.

Described as a ‘hard-working’ front man with an ‘excellent work-rate’, the 20-year-old has signed a two-year deal after turning down a contract extension on reduced terms at Morecambe.

Stevenage will take on Leeds United and a QPR XI in pre-season friendlies. QPR are set to visit the Lamex on Tuesday, July 16 and Leeds to visit on July 23.

Both matches will kick-off at 7.45pm.

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