Stevenage can beat anyone, says Westley ahead of trip to Notts County

Graham Westley

Graham Westley - Credit: Archant

Stevenage have yet to win any points this season, losing to Oldham Athletic, Swindon Town and Leyton Orient. County have not faired much better, earning their first point last weekend with a 1-1 draw with Walsall.

Speaking today (Thursday), Westley said: “We can win any game will play; you have to get a lot right on the day but that’s the job, to produce the performance to win the game.

“Against Orient, our ball retention was much better, which is a big positive and a step in the right direction, but we weren’t clinical in front of goal. We need to keep the ball and score goals.

“We’ve had a clear week, which has helped us address some of the issues we’ve been having, so we’re going into the game a little bit stronger than we did last time out.”

Despite still seeking their first points of the season, the manager remains defiant that his side will win a lot of game.

“No manager goes into a season saying: ‘If we nick points we’ll be lucky because of newness of the side.’

“You have to be realistic; coming alive as a team isn’t an easy process. You have to be patient, tolerant and as long as the players want to learn, listen and give you the evolution you want to see then they deserve your support.”

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He added: “We’re working day in, day out to get better and find that level of consistency.”