Preview: “Boro have a lot at stake against Biggleswade” – Westley

Graham Westley points the way

Graham Westley points the way - Credit: Archant

BORO have a lot to lose if they don’t get the right result against Biggleswade Town, according to Graham Westley.

Stevenage travel to the Carlsberg Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) for their second pre-season game – they beat Mansfield Town 5-2 behind closed doors on Thursday thanks to goals from Rory Deacon (two), Robin Shroot, Dani Lopez and Filipe Morais – and Westley is not taking the Southern League Premier Division side lightly

“We’ve got a lot at stake against Biggleswade,” he told the Comet.

“We only stand to come away with egg on our face if we don’t get the right result – the right result, and the expectation, is that we will annihilate them.”

He added: “They’re an outfit that will be playing with a lot of pride and have some good capabilities; we know all about them.

“We have got a big opportunity to score the right points and put our reputation in the right place, but we’ll get a big custard pie to get in our face if we don’t do the job right.

“We’ll focus on [Biggleswade] tomorrow and ultimately we’re building towards the start of the season.”

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Stevenage have home friendlies against QPR on July 16 (7.45pm kick-off), Watford on July 20 (3pm KO), Leeds on July 23 (7.45pm KO) and a Manchester United XI on Friday, July 26 (7.45pm KO).

Pre-season concludes with an away trip to Bedford Town on July 30 (7.45pm) before the League One campaign starts on Saturday, August 3 with a visit from Oldham Athletic.

Entry to tomorrow’s game is £5 with U16s admitted free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, including directions to the ground, see www.stevenagefc.com

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