Risser sees plenty of positives at Stevenage

Midfielder scored his first Boro goal on his first league start for the club at Doncaster

Oliver Risser says he has seen plenty of positives at Stevenage since joining the club, and added that he would not rule out a permanent move to Boro once his loan deal runs out in January.

The strapping midfielder, who is on loan from Swindown Town, scored on his first league start for the club in the 1-1 draw at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, and afterwards told the Comet that he is enjoying his time at the club.

Risser said: “Obviously the gaffer has his ideas on the game and who he wants to play but I’m just glad I had my 90 minutes and I enjoyed it very much. I hope to play a bit more and I’m starting to settle in and I’m very pleased to get the chance.”

Asked if he could see a permanent move to Boro once his current deal runs out, Risser added: “It’s early days but I want to take it step by step. I want to get settled here which I’m doing day to day.

“The lads are great, the manager is fantastic. He’s given me the confidence and I’ve enjoyed my time here so why not, but it’s early days and I don’t want to focus on January just yet.”

Risser has joined Boro on loan until January from Swindon, a side managed by the emotive and passionate former West Ham United striker Paolo Di Canio.

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Asked about the difference in Di Canio style of management to that of Stevenage manager Gary Smith, Risser said: “I don’t like to compare personalities but I see a lot of positives in what I’ve seen here and I’m enjoying my time.

“Not that Swindon was bad, but I feel more free here and I hope to give that back to the gaffer.”

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