Play-off fate in our hands, says Boro boss

Promotion is still in our hands – that s the message from Boro boss Graham Westley after watching his troops gain three vital points on Tuesday evening against Cambridge United. Boro bounced back from the defeat at Kidderminster last weekend in the best

'Promotion is still in our hands' - that's the message from Boro boss Graham Westley after watching his troops gain three vital points on Tuesday evening against Cambridge United.

Boro bounced back from the defeat at Kidderminster last weekend in the best possible fashion as goals from Junior Mendes and Lee Boylan put the club just two points off the play-off places.

And Westley wants his side to embark on another winning run to ensure Boro finish the season in the top five.

"My mentality has always been let's just win our games. If we win our games then everything will be alright," the Boro chief told The Comet.


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"It's in our hands, we've just got to go and win our games.

"It's never easy to put a run of games together but we put 10 together earlier this season so we know that we can do it."

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Westley paid tribute to Boylan, who made Cambridge pay for letting him go in the summer, with the 30-year-old continuing his rich vein of form having scored three goals in his last three games.

"He's a brilliant goalscorer - I've said that all season long. He and Steve Morison struggled early on to find their feet as a partnership. They are both goalscorers and they had to find a way to be selfless if they were ever going to find a way to play with each other but they have done that.

"Boylan is ruthless in the penalty area. If you give him a chance then he is as good a finisher as you will find at this level of football."

Boro will be hoping to strengthen their play-off challenge when Ebbsfleet United come to town on Saturday but Westley insists it doesn't matter who their opponents are in the run-in - if they play to their capability then they will beat anyone at this level.

"It's not about them - games are all about what you do and how you approach it," he said.

"We've shown a real willingness to go and attack games. We've been playing on the front foot, you don't win games going backwards.

"I think you saw against Cambridge the boys have got it in their locker to hurt sides with their football and I just want to see more of the same from us. If we play with that passion then sides can get really hurt by us.

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