PREVIEW: Westley hopes Lamex atmosphere can spur Stevenage to three points
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Stevenage boss Graham Westley is hoping home fans’ support can help his side to three points tomorrow against Wycombe Wanderers.
Boro are eager to return to winning ways following Tuesday night’s frustrating 1-1 away draw at Plymouth Argyle - with Westley fuming over the performance of the officials throughout the game.
Yet tomorrow brings a new challenge, with Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys in town for the League 2 clash.
With Wycombe classed as near-neighbours Westley is hoping a buzzing atmosphere at the Lamex Stadium can aid his troops to three points.
Speaking to the Comet, Westley said: “I think when the atmosphere in the stadium is stronger because there are more away fans, [there is the] bragging rights factor, nobody gets turned off by that and I’m sure everyone gets turned on by it.
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“At the end you’ve got to remember it’s three points, the same as for beating Hartlepool and the same as you get for winning away at Plymouth.
“It’s the three points that is the prize and that’s very much the focus of us at the weekend. We know to be successful you’ve got to do well in your home games, you’ve got to make sure that’s not a negative pressure, and use it in the right way, and we’ve been very good over the years at using that in the right way and using our place as a difficult place to go to.
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“We know how to win in our own environment and it’s about putting that formula together to win at the weekend.”
Boro are set to be once again without the services of striker Calvin Zola, with the marksman a couple of weeks away from full fitness.
Ronnie Henry, Harry Worley, Chris Beardsley, and Dean Parrett will all miss the game due to injury.
Westley will be hoping Darius Charles, Chris Whelpdale and Charlie Lee will recover from knocks suffered at Plymouth, while striker Adam Marriott is expected to return from injury.
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