Westley delighted with away-day triumph

Boro boss gives his thoughts after Brentford

‘THE dressing room is never a happier place than when Chris Beardsley is the man who gets the glory’.

That was how Boro manager Graham Westley summed up his team’s mood following their 1-0 over Brentford on Tuesday night at Griffin Park.

It was a magnificent victory for Westley’s team, who executed the perfect away performance that was capped off with Beardsley’s 72nd minute winner in west London. It seems the team have put their early season blip well and truly behind them after beating leaders Charlton a fortnight ago, and confidence is sky-high going into Saturday’s match against Bury at Gigg Lane.

“We’ve seen a lot of those performances in the last few years where we go away from home and we’re organised and hardworking and the lads certainly earned the points tonight,” said Westley.


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“That’s the work-ethic of this team – they want to win every blade of grass that’s on the pitch.

“He [Beardsley] works tirelessly for the team and the dressing room is never a happier place than when Beardo is the man that gets the glory because when you do put in the dirty work by running the channels and get kicked to pieces by centre half’s – it’s not nice work but when you get the goals it’s terrifically rewarding and the team is delighted for Beardo to be the man who came up with the winner.

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“We had a lot of good ball players in the side with the likes of (Robin) Shroot, Stacy (Long), (Craig) Reid, Joel (Byrom) and Mous (John Mousinho) – they can all handle the ball in the middle of the park. It’s obviously a positive when you’re away from home when you can retain the ball and frustrate the home crowd as it keeps you in control of the game.”

The manner of the victory over Uwe Rosler’s team will give the squad plenty to build on going forward – and the fact this was their third clean sheet in a row suggests Boro are more than capable of progressing up the table in the coming months.

“Our mantra is give nothing away, and be progressive off the back of that. We’ve had a great defence in the Conference and League 2 but we’ve been disappointed with the way we’ve defended on the whole this season – albeit we’re not far away from being one of the better defences – but it’s good to get clean sheets because that’s what we’re all about.”

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