Westley looking for three big points
Boro boss Graham Westley admitted tomorrow s match against Kidderminster Harriers is a great opportunity to get one over their play-off rivals. Kidderminster strengthened their case for a place in the top five with a convincing 5-1 win at Woking on Wedne
Boro boss Graham Westley admitted tomorrow's match against Kidderminster Harriers is a great opportunity to get one over their play-off rivals.
Kidderminster strengthened their case for a place in the top five with a convincing 5-1 win at Woking on Wednesday night enabling Mark Yates' side to leapfrog Boro into the top five.
While Westley refused to describe the match as a "six pointer", he understands if his troops can head back to The Lamex Stadium with three points then it would be a massive blow to Harriers' play-off hopes.
"When you play other contenders it does add another dimension because you get the chance to take points off of them," Westley told The Comet. "I don't look at them as six-pointers - you only get three points for the win.
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"It is only a three-point game and I think too much can be made of them sometimes.
"We mustn't make any game too important. They're all worth three points and every three points is going to be valuable."
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The business end of the season is firmly upon us and Westley admitted he has started to look out for the results of Boro's play-off rivals each week.
"When you're up there you look at your own result and then you look out for others. We're at that stage now," he added.
"So when you get the chance to take points off one of your rivals in one game then it's a great opportunity."
Boro will be without midfield pair David Bridges (knee) and Andy Drury (hamstring) for Saturday's clash giving the revitalised Gary Mills another chance to shine in the middle of the park.
Michael Bostwick is likely to continue on the right flank in Drury's absence while Lee Boylan is expected to shake off a knock that saw him substituted late on against York City.