Wembley double is possible
STEVENAGE Boro boss Mark Stimson has told his players to make it a double date at Wembley in May. Boro are already through to the final of the FA Carlsberg Trophy on May 12 after Saturday s dramatic success over Stimson s former club Grays Athletic. And w
STEVENAGE Boro boss Mark Stimson has told his players to make it a double date at Wembley in May.
Boro are already through to the final of the FA Carlsberg Trophy on May 12 after Saturday's dramatic success over Stimson's former club Grays Athletic.
And with the promotion play-off final pencilled in for the revamped Wembley on Sunday, May 20, Boro could create history this season.
Stimson said: "There is a fantastic day waiting for the players in May. And we want to be there in the play-off final as well.
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"Can you imagine being there twice in a week? How great would that be for everyone?
"We must give it our best shot and I've told the players to have no regrets between now and the end of the season."
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Boro currently sit seventh after a 2-0 defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday night.
Stimson continued: "It's disappointing we didn't get anything from the game because I thought we deserved something.
"Now we have to regroup and try not to lose again.
"We had extra time at the weekend - and that's draining both physically and mentally with the celebrations - and we were playing against a team which is probably going to win the league this season.
"Everything is still there to play for now and it's about how you get over defeats like these.
"There will be loads of twists and turns before the end of the season.
"If we can play the way we have done for the last two or three months and continue to create chances, we'll be in with a shout come the end of the season."
Boro welcome Altrincham this Saturday with a trip to play-off rivals York City on Tuesday night.
Santos Gaia completes his three-game suspension this weekend, while Damian Batt and Steve Guppy should both be available after missing the midweek defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge.
Adam Miller is continuing his rehabilitation and should hopefully be back in "seven to 10 days" according to Stimson.
The reserve fixture between Boro and Oxford United at Broadhall Way on Monday night saw youth given its chance.
Boro fielded a youth team in a 1-0 defeat while the visitors also had a young side.