Stevenage boss praises midfielder’s professionalism

Andy Bond

Andy Bond - Credit: Archant

Andy Bond showed a ‘lot of experience, a lot of know-how’ on his return to the side, says Westley

Graham Westley has praised the professionalism of Andy Bond following the midfielder’s return to the Stevenage fold against Bury.

A summer recruit from Chester City, the 28-year-old made nine starts for the club in the opening 14 matches of the season but has failed to make the starting XI since the 3-0 defeat at Carlisle United on September 11.

With injuries to David McAllister and Dean Parrett, and Ben Kennedy returning to the bench, Bond was drafted in for Tuesday night’s goalless draw and drew praise from Westley after the game.

“I thought Bondy was outstanding, bearing in mind the length of absence…he’s had to wait very, very patiently,” Westley said.

“He’s been a good professional in the background. I thought he showed a lot of experience, a lot of know-how and a lot of solidity in there.

“It wasn’t a spectacular performance. That’s not the type of performance you’re going to get from Bondy. But in terms of professionalism, and doggedness it was a very determined display.”