Westley aims to shoot down Wolves

Stevenage manager Graham Westley

Stevenage manager Graham Westley - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss Graham Westley is sure his side can upset another of Sky Bet League One’s big clubs this Saturday.

Hertfordshire local Kenny Jackett, who is from St Albans, brings his Wolverhampton Wanderers side to the Lamex at the weekend.

Boro have already this term beaten two of the division’s leading three sides, Leyton Orient in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and table-toppers Brentford, with second-placed Wolves next to visit.

After seeing his side defeat Gillingham 3-1 at home on Tuesday night, Westley told the club website: “The top sides have come to us and lost this season, Orient in the JPT, Brentford in the league, and they are another top side, their results up until now show that.”

The Boro boss knows league positions mean little when battle commences on the field.

“The top side on any one day is the side that plays best, the winner on the day is the side that wins, it’s up to us at the weekend to win the game,” he said.

Three points Saturday could lift Stevenage off the bottom of the league.

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Stevenage were beaten 2-0 at the Molineux Stadium back in November, however since then the Midlands club have loaned out striker Kevin Doyle, who opened the scoring that day, and signed well-travelled frontman Leon Clarke.

“Doyle, Clarke are different propositions, both are propositions that on their day can be a handful, both propositions that need to be kept quiet,” added Westley.

“If we’ve got the football it doesn’t matter who they’ve got in their team they can’t do anything with it.

“So the job at work is to get hold of the football, own the football, take the game to them, dominant and dictate play and if we do that it doesn’t matter who wears their shirts we’ll win.”

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