Stevenage’s Tansey creating his own luck

THE more you practice the luckier you become, according to Stevenage match-winner Greg Tansey.

The 23-year-old midfielder had already struck the cross-bar from 20 yards before he curled home a sensational second half free-kick against Scunthorpe United yesterday [Saturday] to secure a 1-0 home win for The Boro.

It was his third goal from long range this season, and of shooting from outside the 18-yard box, he told The Comet: “It’s something that I practice a lot along with free-kicks.

“The more you practice them the luckier you get.

“I expected to test the keeper really and was really glad when it went in.

“When you practice them you do feel pressure on the day and hope all goes well.”

The win kept unbeaten Stevenage second in the League 1 table behind early leaders Tranmere Rovers.

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Tansey admits the performance was not one of his side’s best this season and despite that they secured the three points.

“I just thought to be honest it was a pretty even game, we were a bit below par, but it’s the sign of a good team to still get the result even though we didn’t play as well as we can,” he added.

“We have a good defensive base and are good going forward, I think it’s only a matter of time before the goals start flying in.”

Tansey, who Boro boss Gary Smith signed in the summer on a free transfer from Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle, is hoping to find the back of the net on a regular basis this term and has set his sights on hitting double figures.

“Last year at Inverness I scored five which I was disappointed with, but I played a different position.

“The year before at Stockport I scored 11, so in an ideal world I’ll beat that this year and we’ll get promoted.”