We are doing everything in our power as a squad to continue creating history for both the football team and the town of Stevenage - Robbo

IT IS the last week of the season and we go into the final league game knowing what we have to do to secure our play-off place.

We are at home and with our opponents, Bury, still in with a sniff of winning the title we know it will not be easy.

One thing for sure is that come three o’clock on Saturday afternoon the Lamex will be the place to be.

Since my last column our chances of automatic promotion have now disappeared. Obviously there was an air of disappointment around the place but as is the case whenever we are faced with adversity we dust ourselves down and move on.

We never dwell on what might have been and only focus on what we can achieve. Winning our place in League 1 via the play-offs will be an incredible way to do it.

Against Bury we will be looking to produce a similar result as our last home game where we defeated Port Vale and subsequently ended their own hopes of entering the play-off picture.

We dealt with the winner takes all nature which that game carried extremely well and were fully worthy winners on the day.

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Unfortunately the Port Vale result was sandwiched by two away defeats, at Southend United and Northampton Town respectively. On both occasions we battled valiantly but circumstances conspired against us.

We had Peter Winn sent off at Southend and then last Saturday Luke Foster and John Mousinho saw red to leave us with nine men.

Decisions by officials can play such an important role at this time of the season and it does seem that we are coming out on the wrong end of them at the moment.

We don’t blame our defeats on anyone but ourselves and as captain I can say for certain that we are doing all we can to work with referees to help lose the reputation that other teams have given us.

One massive positive we can take from those two away defeats is how we performed when having fewer players than the opposition.

We still managed to dominate in terms of possession and chances created and the hunger we showed speaks volumes for the character of our dressing room.

Northampton knew that last Saturday was their biggest game of the season and their crowd made sure they turned up in force to cheer on their team.

I know I have mentioned it in my previous column but we have to create an even better atmosphere at the Lamex this Saturday.

The support and numbers we took to Southend and Northampton were incredible and the players are all gutted that we didn’t reward that support with victories.

We are doing everything in our power as a squad to continue creating history for both the football team and the town of Stevenage.

Saturday is our next step towards doing something incredible and giving us the opportunity to mix with the likes of Preston North End and the two Sheffield giants in League 1 next season.

So get down to support us against Bury and help us in our promotion quest.

Until next time...

Robbo

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