Strike duo give us the edge, says Laird

Defender Scott Laird paid tribute to Boro s lethal strike pairing after watching Lee Boylan and Steve Morison cause havoc in the 2-0 win at York City. After a dull lifeless first period, Boro s strikers provided the cutting edge required to keep Boro fir

Defender Scott Laird paid tribute to Boro's lethal strike pairing after watching Lee Boylan and Steve Morison cause havoc in the 2-0 win at York City.

After a dull lifeless first period, Boro's strikers provided the cutting edge required to keep Boro firmly in the play-off hunt and Laird is just glad he doesn't have to come up against them himself.

"It's great being a defender to know that if we keep a clean sheet then someone like Lee or Moro can pop up and get us a goal," the former Plymouth Argyle trainee told The Comet.

"They're a nightmare for opposition defenders and you saw what they can do against York when you give them the right service. They are too much for most Conference sides."


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Laird has become a mainstay on the left side of a stubborn Boro defence that has become the envy of the Blue Square Premier.

But it was his work going forward that caught the eye on Tuesday evening when his fantastic run and cross down the left found Boylan at the back post to head home and set Stevenage on the way to victory.

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Laird said that he has been working hard on his game to make those runs forward.

"I feel I haven't been on my best form for the last couple of games but I felt that I was back to my old self (against York). I have been looking to get forward more and it's great to see it pay off.

"Hopefully both myself and the team can push on after that performance."

Laird added the squad is confident they will now kick on and secure that all important place in the top five.

"We had that bad start to the season but we knew we would get back in it. Everyone took their eyes off us and that was probably the best thing that could have happened to us.

"We are in the right position now and we believe we're good enough to be in there.

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