We'll learn to cope with defensive approach - Westley

Boro boss Graham Westley believes his side are still coming to terms with teams coming to The Lamex Stadium adopting a defensive mentality. Boro were forced to settle for a draw against Wrexham on Tuesday night with Dean Saunders men delighted to be ret

Boro boss Graham Westley believes his side are still coming to terms with teams coming to The Lamex Stadium adopting a defensive mentality.

Boro were forced to settle for a draw against Wrexham on Tuesday night with Dean Saunders' men delighted to be returning to Wales with a share of the spoils but Westley insists his players will learn to cope with the reputation they have established on home soil.

"I think it's a learning process and we've got to learn how to deal with it," said Westley, who has not seen his side lose at home since last November. "When you get that message out there that this is a really tough place to come people will decide to perhaps play in a defensive way.

"They are going to try and make life difficult for you but it's a learning process. You have to go through the phase where maybe you face it and you struggle against it.


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"People then learn the answers and learn how to deal with it. Ultimately it can be a really positive thing because sides come with a really negative mentality and you can take advantage of that.

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