Westley expects “dangerous” Boro against Rotherham

Graham Westley. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Graham Westley. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Both Steve Evans and Graham Westley are expecting a “dangerous” Stevenage side when they travel to Rotherham on Saturday.

The Millers won the reverse fixture at the Lamex Stadium 3-0 but, with a renewed vigour in the team after the 3-1 win over Gillingham, Westley believes Boro can beat Rotherham.

“We won’t underestimate them,” he said.

“Steve has built a strong squad and they’re going well. It’s up to us not to worry about us. He’s described us as a dangerous side and I think on Saturday we will be.

“Winning teams find a way to win on the day. The starting point is to decide to find a winning way. We’ve been at our best when we’ve done that. We’re at a point where, against Gillingham, we found a way to win the game on the day. We had a plan but found a way to win.

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“It doesn’t matter what they bring, we’re bring more and find a way to win.”

Rotherham are currently fifth in the Sky Bet League One table after being promoted at the end of last season. Boro’s boss noted the similarities in the teams’ ascensions to League One and praised Evans for his work.

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“What they’ve done is a mirror of our promotion into League One; we got up and then carried it on. When you’ve won a promotion you have a momentum, they’ve added wisely.

“Steve has done a brilliant job there. With his non-league background he doesn’t get the credit he deserves but wherever he’s been he’s been able to build winning sides; that’s the strength he’s got.”

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