Westley can't wait for FGR tie
Graham Westley has admitted he is struggling to contain his excitement at the prospect of a Wembley final. Boro face Forest Green Rovers in the quarter final of the FA Trophy at the weekend and, with the club just three matches away from a showpiece occas
Graham Westley has admitted he is struggling to contain his excitement at the prospect of a Wembley final.
Boro face Forest Green Rovers in the quarter final of the FA Trophy at the weekend and, with the club just three matches away from a showpiece occasion at Wembley, there may be the chance to relive the memories of the win in 2007.
But Westley also warned against thinking too far ahead and is looking for his troops to take care of business against the Blue Square Premier strugglers before starting to dream.
"I get a note saying to remember to do my programme notes and as soon as I sat down to write about it I immediately felt excited," Westley told The Comet.
"We are two rounds away from a Wembley final and the excitement that comes with that. Like everyone, I'm looking at the prospect of a final at Wembley and the whole club has got the belief that we can do it.
"They can feel what I can feel and we are determined to make sure that we take advantage of it.
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"But we've got to make sure that we maintain our current form and come through against Forest Green before we can properly start to think about all of that."
Boro will be massive favourites to advance through to the last four of the FA Trophy on Saturday while they have also put themselves in a decent position to make the play-offs in the league.
Westley has assembled a squad capable of challenging on all fronts this season and he revealed he is wary of upsetting the equilibrium he has established within the Boro squad by adding players in on loan.
"I'm not expecting to do anything. I will always have my eyes open and I will be prepared to do something if it feels right, but I'm not sitting here with an open cheque book. I would have to let somebody out to get someone else in like with the Luke Oliver and Jon Ashton situation."
Westley believes his players have earned the right to be part of the Boro squad thanks to their fantastic run of results.
"But I also want people to know that doing a really good job is worth something.
"I've got to be really careful because I don't want to disrupt anything.
"If something comes along then I will be prepared to do something but it's a difficult one because we are not in a position where we can go out and spend.